I will admit to a certain bias… there is a good bit of Canadian pride at work when it comes to my experience with Shelter Point. However just because I think their single malt is the best to come out of Canada – sheer happiness in a bottle – doesn’t mean others do too.
Which is exactly I chose to do three rounds with this quartet which came courtesy of the lads over at Shelter Point – first with the Whisky Ladies then a couple weeks later with our original Mumbai tasting group and finally with a couple friends familiar with earlier editions from the distillery.
And what did we have an opportunity to try?
Shelter Point 2018 Quartet
- Artisanal Single Malt (2018) 46% – Sheer joy
- Montfort District Lot 141 Grain (2018) 46% – Curious
- Double Barrelled French Oak Cask Finish Single Malt (2018) 50% – A whisky wine!
- Artisanal Cask Strength (2018) 58.7% – A dash of rye anyone?
The whiskies were complements of the Shelter Point distillery – shipped from BC to my folks in Manitoba then brought back to India on a recent trip to Canada in February 2019. We opened them in Mumbai late February 2019 with tastings that continued to late March 2019.
I was particularly thrilled to see the Artisanal Single Malt is now available in Manitoba for an exceedingly reasonable price of CND 67 (that’s less than US $50).
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