Canada’s Alberta Distillers has launched a limited-edition cask strength rye whisky in the US market.

The new Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye has been crafted and distilled in Calgary, Alberta, using 100% prairie rye mash bills and Rocky Mountain water.

The whisky was first released in the Canadian market earlier this year and has now made its debut in the US market.

With 63.9% – 66.0% of alcohol by volume (ABV), the limited-edition expression offers a sweet, woody, and oaky aroma with a hint of vanilla.

The whisky has notes of caramel, vanilla, and a hint of chocolate with spice, warm vanilla, and dark fruit finish.

Alberta Distillery general manager George Teichroeb said: “Alberta Distillers prides ourselves on being the producer of the world’s number-one-selling 100% rye whisky in Alberta Premium.

“We wanted to release a cask strength rye so our whisky fans can experience a 100% rye whisky in its purest form – straight from the barrel.

“This whisky truly is a great representative of our commitment to crafting superior rye whisky.”

Packed in an attractive 750ml glass bottle, Alberta Premium Cask-Strength Rye whisky will be available across the US for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $69.95 per bottle.

The brand is owned by Beam Suntory.

In addition to Alberta Premium, Alberta Distillers portfolio includes Banff Ice Vodka, Alberta Pure Vodka, Alberta Springs Whisky, Windsor Canadian Whisky, and Banff Ice Summit Vodka.

Earlier this month, Beam Suntory announced the divesture of Windsor Canadian Whisky brand to the US-based Prestige Beverage Group.

The financial terms of the deal remained undisclosed.