Tap 357 Canadian Maple Whisky
A marriage of three, five and seven year-old rye whiskies blended with maple syrup, this rye earned a score of 92 points from Wine Enthusiast.
$36.99 Retail Price
Proof: 81 (40.5% ABV)
Distiller: Tap 357
Availability: This product is not available in AL, AK, AR, DE, KS, HI, MA, MN, MD, MS, NH, PA, TX or UT.
Aroma of maple that is instantly identifiable but not overwhelming. Subtle sweetness of maple syrup adds additional layer of complexity, and is quickly followed by a spicy bite of rye. Hints of honey, oak, pine, and smoke in the finish.
Since 1989, the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers has regulated the supply of Canadian maple syrup in order to ensure that prices remain stable. Maple trees need optimal climate conditions — cold nights and temperate days — in order to produce sap, which in turn, is used to produce maple syrup. In order to keep prices stable, the FQMSP purchases and warehouses maple syrup in years where trees produce abundant sap, and sells maple syrup in years where production is lacking. It may seem bizarre, but Quebec produces 77% of the world’s maple syrup.
Tap 357 is a marriage of two purely Canadian flavors: maple and rye. The rye whisky, which is produced at one of Canada’s oldest distilleries, is distilled four times over and then matured in a combination of new, second and third-use bourbon casks. The bourbon casks add a hint of honey and oak to the whisky, which nicely balances out the earthy, spicy flavor of the rye. After maturation, master blender Michel Marcil blends a combination of three, five and seven year old rye whiskies.
The rye whisky is then blended with pure Canadian maple syrup sourced from maple trees that were tapped at the first hint of spring in the province of Quebec. The maple-rye combination is then finished in a proprietary process, before each bottle is filled behind a label featuring a hand-drawn illustration of Canadians tapping maple trees.
Tap 357 Canadian Maple Rye Whisky has an aroma of maple syrup that is instantly identifiable but not overwhelming. The subtle sweetness of the maple syrup adds an additional layer of complexity, and is quickly followed by a spicy bite of rye. The finish is long, and has a hint of pine and smokiness.
Tap 357 Whisky earned a score of 92 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Pick up a bottle today!