Signal Hill whisky was introduced in 2018 by a Newfoundland-based company Rock Spirits. The company has been in operation for 65 years and specializes in rum (there is about 15 rum brands listed in their portfolio).
The whisky is a blend of double distilled corn whisky and column distilled malt whisky aged in three types of wood: virgin American oak casks, ex-bourbon casks and ex-Canadian whisky casks, cut to bottling proof with Newfoundland water. The whisky takes its name from famous Signal Hill located in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where on December 12, 1901 the first reported transatlantic wireless transmission was received by Gugliemo Marconi.
Nose: sweet and mellow, buttered toast, maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, candied orange peel and dash of allspice.
Palate: smooth, buttered popcorn, vanilla, caramel, maple syrup, hard candy, cinnamon buns and oak.
Finish: medium long, with notes of caramel, maple syrup, citrus and oak.