Canadian Club, a 150-year-old brand, has launched the second release within the CC Chronicles premium release series: Canadian Club 42 Year Old.

The limited-edition expression, also known as Issue No. 2: The Dock Man, celebrates the dock worker of years past who consistently delivered quality whisky to bar owners and drinkers when counterfeit whisky ran rampant during the Prohibition era, a news release says.

Batched and barreled more than four decades ago, Canadian Club 42 Year Old is blended to showcase robust rye spice, delicate notes of brown sugar and baking spices to create an exceptionally rich, smooth taste, the release says.

“At Canadian Club, we pride ourselves on our commitment to consistently crafting superior Canadian whisky,” Global Whisky Ambassador Tish Harcus said. “For more than 150 years, we’ve consistently delivered quality expressions to whisky drinkers, and the release of Canadian Club 42 Year Old continues this tradition. Following the success of our first CC Chronicles release last year, we’re excited to unveil another premium, distinctive whisky that endures the test of time.”

Launched in 2018, CC Chronicles is a series of premium, limited-edition expressions created to celebrate the brand’s rich history and commitment to producing authentic whisky, the distillery says. Each issue within the Chronicles will represent an iconic moment in Canadian Club’s rich history. The series launched with the release of Canadian Club 41 Year Old, celebrating the Water of Windsor, which was named Canadian Whisky of the Year in the “2019 Jim Murray Whisky Bible.” Canadian Club 42 Year Old marks the second release within the series.

Canadian Club 42 Year Old delivers a balance of smooth and intense flavor characteristics, according to the tasting notes:

  • Proof: 90 (45% ABV)
  • Aroma: Robust rye spice, caramel, and oak with a hint of char
  • Palette: Pleasantly warm and slightly sweet with delicate notes of brown sugar and baking spices balanced with oak and rye spiciness
  • Finish: Lingering taste of toffee and a subtle tartness of the palate

Canadian Club 42 Year Old will be available across the U.S. in limited quantities with a suggested retail price of $299.95 for a 750ml bottle.