Sam Barton is a brand of Canadian whisky from the French company La Martiniquaise portfolio.
It is four-grain whisky, distilled from corn, wheat, rye and malted barley. The company does not reveal details of the mashbill or the name of contracted distillery. The whisky is aged in white American oak barrels, mostly refill bourbon, for a minimum of five years and is available mainly on European market. La Martiniquaise, founded 1934, is France’s second largest spirits producer after Pernod Ricard. In recent years it expanded greatly its whisky portfolio; their recent acquisition (2018) was Cutty Sark.
Nose: vanilla, rye bread, pears, apples, bubble gum, dried flower petals, hints of hay and pretty strong oaky notes.
Palate: creamy sweetness nicely balanced with oaky bitterness, vanilla, caramel, orange peel, toasted rye bread and hints of allspice.
Finish: not too long, with notes of vanilla, orange liqueur, rye spice and oak.