Lot 40 was a plot of land occupied by one of the ancestors of Mike Booth, the now-retired Master Distiller. As a tribute to his ancestry, he named the rye whisky after the spot where his family set up their first Canadian still many generations before him. Lot 40 Rye was discontinued in the 2000s, although it was then relaunched in 2012.
Lot 40 Rye is a legendary Canadian rye whisky that is produced in a single copper pot still. At some point during the 2000s, Lot 40 Rye was discontinued, which caused quite a stir among whisky enthusiasts who considered it to be one of the best Canadian whiskies out there. Luckily, this delicious drop has been relaunched - so fill your boots!
This whisky is a small batch blend of fine rye whiskies distilled in a small copper pot still now produced by the Canadian giant Hiram Walker from un-malted rye, this is a characterful whisky and is aged in new, charred, American oak casks.
Nose: Earthy rye kicks in right away, backed up by caramel, fig and flamed orange peel.
Palate: Softly floral as it opens, leading into cardamom pod and peppery coriander. Crunchy brown sugar and fresh vanilla pod sweetness.
Finish: Classic rye spiciness lingers.