NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since launching in April 2010, Caribou Crossing, the world's first single barrel Canadian whisky, has been turning heads. The whisky has received a 93 rating from John Hansell at The Whisky Advocate; was named "2010 Canadian Whisky of the Year" by canadianwhisky.org; won a double gold medal at the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition; a gold medal and "90" rating meaning "exceptional" from Tastings.com (Beverage Testing Institute); a gold medal and "90" rating meaning "excellent, highly recommended" at the 2010 Ultimate Spirits Challenge; a silver medal and best in class at the 2010 International Wine and Spirits Competition; and a bronze medal at the 2010 Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition.
Packaged in a rich, royal blue bag nestled inside an elegant gift box, Caribou Crossing makes the ideal holiday present for anyone desiring the uniqueness of a single barrel Canadian whisky coupled with a rich, smooth flavor that has whisky aficionados everywhere giving it high marks.
The barrels used for Caribou Crossing were hand-selected by Sazerac's Master Blender Drew Mayville. He selected the most mature and flavor-rich samples available and oversaw the bottling of each individual barrel. Each bottle of Caribou Crossing has its own subtle uniqueness. Whisky buffs can expect to taste radiantly-hued nectar with a nod to the tantalizing silky texture provided by the barrel. The rye grain cuts through the wood flavors making its spicy presence known without risking the creamy vanilla custard smoothness. The finish is oak with an orangey tang.
Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky is available at retail for $49.99 for a 750ml bottle.
About The Sazerac Company
Sazerac is based in New Orleans, Louisiana and is one of New Orleans' oldest family owned, privately held companies. The company has operations in New Orleans, Louisiana; Frankfort, Bardstown, Louisville and Owensboro, Kentucky; Fredericksburg, Virginia; Carson, California; Baltimore, Maryland; and Montreal, Canada. For more information, please visit www.sazerac.com.
SOURCE Sazerac Company, Inc.