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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Danfield's 21 Year Limited Ed. Small Batch Canadian whisky Reply with quote

Recently, I was in Toronto at the prestigious Unviversity Club and had the opportunity to try Danfield's 21 Year Limited Edition Small Batch, diamond filtered 40% Canadian Whisky. Here are my taste notes for this fine whisky.

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Nose: Toffee, butterscotch, ginger, "molasses-maple syrup hybrid", orange treacle, creme brulee and hint of rum and raisin.

Palate: Orange rind, spice, creamy, peaches and cream.

Finish: Lingering, citrus, lemon light furniture polish, flutters of grain and mild tobacco notes.

***This is a brilliant aged Canadian whisky, classy, complex and well-balanced.

Jim Murray in the WB 2014 calls it "A five star performer and one of the year's whiskies of the world". He also calls it "a quite brilliant first time whisky".
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds great Murray, i havent come across it this side of the water, is it a rye or blended whisky?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

William wrote:
It sounds great Murray, i havent come across it this side of the water, is it a rye or blended whisky?


William, this one is a blend. Here's a few tidbits I found about it:

"Danfield's is made from rye, corn and malted barley in a small batch process and 'blended at birth' rather than blended after separate maturation. Also, as mentioned on the label, it is passed through a diamond dust filter - not sure how that should be noticed in the final product".

"Danfield's is marketed by Williams & Churchill but as often in Canadian whisky, it is only a brand name, and it's made at a different distillery (The Black Velvet Distillery). Canadian laws allow them to state "Distilled and bottled by Williams & Churchill" on the label".

...these excerpts above from
http://www.whiskynotes.be/2013/world/danfields-limited-edition-21-years/

At $45.00 Canadian or about 27 pounds a bottle this is a real steal, a real deal. The bar tender poured a large dram for me in Toronto for $7.50. The LCBO have some bottles for sale up in Hamilton about 45 minutes drive from here so I may take a run up there this week.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a steal for £27/$45 given its reviews and its age.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quaich1 wrote:
William wrote:
It sounds great Murray, i havent come across it this side of the water, is it a rye or blended whisky?


William, this one is a blend. Here's a few tidbits I found about it:

"Danfield's is made from rye, corn and malted barley in a small batch process and 'blended at birth' rather than blended after separate maturation. Also, as mentioned on the label, it is passed through a diamond dust filter - not sure how that should be noticed in the final product".

"Danfield's is marketed by Williams & Churchill but as often in Canadian whisky, it is only a brand name, and it's made at a different distillery (The Black Velvet Distillery). Canadian laws allow them to state "Distilled and bottled by Williams & Churchill" on the label".

...these excerpts above from
http://www.whiskynotes.be/2013/world/danfields-limited-edition-21-years/

At $45.00 Canadian or about 27 pounds a bottle this is a real steal, a real deal. The bar tender poured a large dram for me in Toronto for $7.50. The LCBO have some bottles for sale up in Hamilton about 45 minutes drive from here so I may take a run up there this week.
I agree with Carson, a good price considering its good reviews and and age.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William wrote:
Quaich1 wrote:
William wrote:
It sounds great Murray, i havent come across it this side of the water, is it a rye or blended whisky?


William, this one is a blend. Here's a few tidbits I found about it:

"Danfield's is made from rye, corn and malted barley in a small batch process and 'blended at birth' rather than blended after separate maturation. Also, as mentioned on the label, it is passed through a diamond dust filter - not sure how that should be noticed in the final product".

"Danfield's is marketed by Williams & Churchill but as often in Canadian whisky, it is only a brand name, and it's made at a different distillery (The Black Velvet Distillery). Canadian laws allow them to state "Distilled and bottled by Williams & Churchill" on the label".

...these excerpts above from
http://www.whiskynotes.be/2013/world/danfields-limited-edition-21-years/

At $45.00 Canadian or about 27 pounds a bottle this is a real steal, a real deal. The bar tender poured a large dram for me in Toronto for $7.50. The LCBO have some bottles for sale up in Hamilton about 45 minutes drive from here so I may take a run up there this week.
I agree with Carson, a good price considering its good reviews and and age.


I was going to wait until the weekdays to drive to Hamilton to get a few bottles of this expression but decided to pop down today since there would be a lot less traffic on the super highway and very few trucks being Sunday. Mission accomplished-2 bottles. The fact that it rated a 95 from Jim Murray is also very interesting.

There are about 200 bottles total left of this one for all of Ontario for thirteen and a half million people distributed over a small proportion of the 634 LCBO stores in the province.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds excellent considering price and age. I'm sure you'll enjoy this greatly
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes sounds like a great buy. Jim Murray does seem to like rye whisky or whisky with a rye influence.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alastair wrote:
Yes sounds like a great buy. Jim Murray does seem to like rye whisky or whisky with a rye influence.
He certainly has a liking for Thomas Handy Sazerac rye whisky, he seems to repeatedly mention it in his top whiskies of the year
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good Murray, i would have done the same thing and grabbed a couple of bottles given the chance.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just opened one of my 2 bottles of Danfield's 21 Year that I bought a few weeks ago at the LCBO. I got them after having tried this expression at the University Club of Toronto bar. This is lovely stuff. This is the real McCoy of Canadian quality whisky. No wonder Jim Murray called it one of the Whiskies of the World and gave it a 95 rating.

A toast to you all, my Forum friends.

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