TAP 357 is the perfect marriage of two famous Canadian flavours a rustic, authentic rye and a rich yet subtly sweet maple. The aromatics and taste of of the maple enhances rather than overwhelms the whisky flavors.
TAP 357 is named for an unforgettable blend of cask- age3sd 3-, 5- and 7- ear old rye whiskises and the natural sweetness of a Canadian maple tapped at the first hint of spring in Quebec.
Nose: The nose is at first quite dusty, with cough syrup, nail polish remover, and dark cherry. After some time in the glass, the nose expands to be slightly less unappealing. The nose moves from dusty to grilled cheese-y, with cinnamon sugar and acrid sweetness. The medicinal quality of the cough syrup remains, however.
Palate: On the front of the palate, Tap is super juicy, with lots of red grape and dark fruit. Very light bodied, Tap brings a lot of grape Tootsie-Pop to the palate. Mid-palate, classically cheap and sweet Passover wine Manischewitz comes forward. Finishing with grape candy and dime store chocolate, Tap is nothing if not liquid grape Tootsie-Pops.
The finish echoes the palate, with grape hard candy fading into sweet, Port-y notes.