Sunday, September 4, 2011

Canadian Club Reserve 10 Year Old Review

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With Labor Day already here and barbeque parties winding down for the season, it's a great time to get at least maybe one more in before fall arrives in a few weeks!  That means some delicious food with some awesome cocktails to serve your guests.

For this review I received one bottle of Canadian Club Reserve 10 Year Old.  This weekend was great, we had a barbeque with friends and family.  I made a bunch of different types of cocktails with the Canadian Club Reserve, the Blue Canadian is very good and my guests really enjoyed trying the different cocktails.  So, with your next barbeque, be sure to grab a bottle of Canadian Club Reserve 10 Year Old, you'll love it!  I would recommend this Canadian Club Reserve 10 Year Old, it's fabulous!

Canadian Club Reserve 10 Year Old

Canadian Club Reserve 10 Year is aged for 10 years in white oak barrels. It has a high percentage of rye and rye malt, resulting in rich flavors of toffee and hints of nutmeg and cloves.  Its suggested retail is just $16.99, so it's wallet-friendly.

Canadian Club Reserve 10 Year Tasting Notes

Color:  Bronze gold
Aroma:  Toffee and toasted, creamy and complex
Body:  Full and firm
Taste:  English toffee, rich, mellow oak with soft nutmeg and clove
Finish:  Warm and lingering dry finish
Awards:  Gold, 2007 and 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Cimpetition

Pairing Cocktails with Barbeques

When pairing cocktails with BBQ remember that the sauce will be the most influential flavor.  Here are some Canadian Club cocktails to match with some popular BBQ meats:

Pork Dishes

The other white meat, the sweetness of the pineapple juice pairs nicely with a "jerk" style sauce and the color will transform you to the Caribbean Islands.

Blue Canadian

.75 part Canadian Club
.75 part VOX Vodka
.75 Blue Curacao
3.0 parts pineapple juice
1.0 part sour mix


Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over ice in a tall high ball or hurricane style glass.  Garnish with a pineapple/cherry stack.

Chicken & Fish Dishes

The versatility of Canadian Club is realized when mixed with watermelon and fresh lemon & lime flavors as this cocktails pairs great with the lighter flavors associated with Chicken & Fish.

Canadian Melon

1.50 parts Canadian Club
.75 part Watermelon Pucker
3.0 part sour mix
Juice of 1/2 lime


Shake and strain over ice in a tall ice filled glass.  Garnish with a lemon & lime wheel.

Beef Dishes

Held together with Canadian Reserve, Blueberry and Sweet Tea cut through the wonderful smoke flavors created during the long slow BBQ.

Canadian Club Reserve Tea

1.50 parts Canadian Club Reserve 10Year
.50 part DeKuyper Blueberry
1.0 part sour mix
3.0 parts Sweet Tea


Build over ice in a tall glass.  Garnish with a lemon wedge4 and a few Blueberries.

Here's another great recipe for another awesome cocktail:

1.50 parts Canadian Club
Ginger Ale
2-3 dashes of Angostura Bitters


Build over ice in a tall glass.  Garnish with a lemon twist.

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A product sample was received for review. I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting. The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.

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