May 4, 2023

Black Velvet 8 year!

Black Velvet 8 year!
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On today's episode we have a glass of Black velvet 8 year!  We start our canadain series with Special Guest Blake from the club!  We talk about the black death, What is mixed with canadian whiskey’s, And how little these guys know about music!  Fat Bottom girls is by Queen, not who they said!! All that and more on today's episode of Whiskey Chasers! 

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  • History of distillery
    • Schenley Industries
      • Only Whiskey available to submarine officers at the battle of midway in WW2
      • Black Velvet Deluxe Was not liked and nicknamed "Schenley's Black Death".
    • Bought by Grand Metropolitan, which merged with Guiness to form Diageo in 1997.
    • 1999 sold to canadaigua
    • 2019 the brand and matured barrels were sold to heaven hill for $266 million
      • This is heaven hills only canadian brand
    • Second Largest canadian brand after crown Royal
  • Tasting
  • The bottle
    • Iconic black label

It was named “black label until the 1940s when Master Distiller Jack Napier renamed it black velvet because he thought it had a velvety smoothness

  • What is written on it
  • The juice
    • Black Velvet Reserve is created by blending both unaged and aged corn and rye before maturing the result for 8 years. A step up from the incredibly popular regular Black Velvet Canadian whisky (which is around 3 years old)
    • Unique in its method of blending BEFORE aging
  • The type
    • Canadian

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