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Monday, November 11, 2019

Canadian Club Announces Release of Canadian Club® 42 Year Old AKA Issue No. 2: The Dock Man

Beam Suntory owned Canadian Club has announced the release of Canadian Club® 42 Year Old, also known as Issue No. 2: The Dock Man. Yes, you read that right... 42 years old! Based on math, this puts the whiskey barreled in or around the year 1977. This is the second release in the CC Chronicles premium release series and celebrates the dock worker who delivered quality whisky to bar owners and drinkers when counterfeit whisky ran rampant during the Prohibition era.

Global Whisky Ambassador Tish Harcus states:
At Canadian Club, we pride ourselves on our commitment to consistently crafting superior Canadian whisky. For more than 150 years, we've consistently delivered quality expressions to whisky drinkers, and the release of Canadian Club 42 Year Old continues this tradition. Following the success of our first CC Chronicles release last year, we're excited to unveil another premium, distinctive whisky that endures the test of time.
As mentioned, this is the second release of the CC Chronicles. The first release was Canadian Club® 41 Year Old, celebrating the Water of Windsor. The 2019 variant will be available in limited quantities Nationwide

Issue No. 2: The Dock Man has a suggested retail price of $299.95 for a 750ml bottle. It comes with a 90 proof (45% alcohol) and offers the following tasting notes:

  • Nose: Robust rye spice, caramel, and oak with a hint of char
  • Taste: Pleasantly warm and slightly sweet with delicate notes of brown sugar and baking spices balanced with oak and rye spiciness
  • Finish: Lingering taste of toffee and a subtle tartness of the palate

My Take

First of all, 42 years in a barrel is insane... then when you add on the price of only $299.95, this becomes absolutely intriguing. For context, Michter's 20 year has an MSRP of $700. I would expect a whiskey this old to take on strong characteristics of the barrel, which is why it's a shame there wasn't any information given about the barrels that the liquid was aged in.

Regardless of the lack of information, this comes in an attractive package and makes a great conversation piece that it was bottled when Jimmy Carter was president. If I see this in the wild, I'm thinking long and hard about picking it up.

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Source: Beam Suntory

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