Potter Distilling Company 24 Years Old 1990 Indian Corn Whisky

56.5% ABV, £67.50 for 70cl

Score: 82/100

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What they say:

A very intriguing independent bottling of whisky made with Indian Corn, distilled by Potter Distilling Company in Kelowna, Canada. It was matured in a bourbon barrel for 24 years before being bottled by WM Cadenhead with an outturn of 126 bottles.

What I say:

Sampled at: Jolly Toper Tasting 21/02/2014

Distinctly Rye whisky this one confused a few who were guessing at some kind of rum-cask finish due to the spicy gingery sweetness. Cadenhead’s are not really sure where this whisky came from in Canada, only that it was found as maturing stock in a warehouse and was marked as Indian Corn Whisky (Indian Corn is reputed to be animal grade maize, or corn as we call it in the UK). A spicy intensity, but a real pleasure to drink – surprised a few on the night who quickly put in a request for a bottle to be saved for them.

Colour:

Gold

Nose:

Vaporous with hints of acetone, spicy ginger and linseed oil

Taste:

Brown sugar and molasses, sweet and sugary with spicy ginger increasing to cayenne pepper intensity before returning to woody sugars

Finish:

Continues with spicy and sugary ginger