Gibson's Finest 12 Year Old
Colour: Bright gold. Slightly lighter than Crown Royal
Gentle on the nose, very slight alcohol, with grain notes. Allowing a few minutes to open up releases much more. Some butter, fruit, vanilla and rye. Nice nose, but not as big as something like Maker's Mark.
Fairly dry to start with a subtle sweetness in the finish that develops slowly. There is a slight spiciness with some rye. Smooth with caramel flavours and some wood.
Nose: A whole lot of vanilla pops out with some butterscotch in there too. Biggest vanilla and butterscotch of any Canadian whisky.
Palate: Super smooth with an increase in sweetness with a good mouth feel. The spiciness is gone, but there is still some oak in the finish with a faint hint of rye. The vanilla is still present. The finish is relatively short.
Compared to Crown Royal it is smoother but doesn't have the finish that Crown does.
Gibson's is a pretty good whisky and sticks to the classic Canadian style. It isn't as sweet as Royal Reserve, but it is still very noticeable with it's butterscotch flavour. This whisky is better with a few drops of water.
Age: 12 Years
Additional Gibson Whiskies
Gibson's Finest Sterling (Price: $22.95)
Gibson's Finest Rare 18 Year Old (Price: $38.00)