A Canadian rye whiskey has been named the whiskey of the year in Jim Murray’s whiskey bible – Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye. That surprises me. I know Canadian whiskey makers have been upping the ante on quality whiskies, but in my little imagination, even the best rye can’t possibly be as good as a fine single malt like Superstition or Highland Park.
Still, I’m willing to suspend my disbelief and I’ll be looking for this swanky whiskey at my local booze store, and I’ll give it a try, purely for scientific purposes. Maybe I’ll do some taste comparisons with the bottle of Superstition currently populating my booze cupboard.