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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Day 229 Drink: Canadian Mist Black Diamond

In 2006, I had the chance to visit the Brown-Forman Canadian Mist Distillery in Collingwood, Ontario, on the Georgian Bay. It was a frigid visit to that part of the world, but there was whisky to cut the cold.

The distillery produces the popular Canadian Mist label and under the direction of Steve Hughes, master blender, created the premium Black Diamond expression.

Canadian Mist Black Diamond is 86 proof and higher in sherry and rye content than the standard Canadian Mist. The whisky is a cherry wood color and has a slightly sweet caramel nose. It has an overall smooth flavor with hints of fruit, almond and a passing note of wood in the finish.

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