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Forty Creek Barrel Select

A Fine Canadian Whisky

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@JeffCReview by @JeffC

13th Mar 2011


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After reading some reviews of this, I finally scored a bottle. A well known whisky writer has complained that this expression of Forty Creek's whisky is sulphur tainted and unfortunately I have to agree with his assessment, at least with respect to my bottle. As I drank more of this the sulphur taint became stronger, perhaps because the sulphur settles to the bottom of the bottle. I emailed with Forty Creek and they were surprised that this could be sulphur tainted.

I have had some drinks of this from another person's bottle and initially my bottle tasted fine so my review is based upon my initial impressions of this and not the subsequent tastings where I noticed sulphur.

The nose on this is delicious with notes of carmel and butterscotch that leaves you lusting for more. Any person who does not like whisky will instantly want to try this based upon the nose alone.

The taste does not match the nose but is still quite nice with fruity and vanilla notes.

The finish is quite short and does not linger. While not dramatically complex, this is still a fine whisky and quite inexpensive for what it offers. Even though my bottle became unpleasant in the last half or so given the sulphur taint I noted, given the price (around $US 20), I would definitely recommend this.

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jfpilon commented

mine is absolutely fine. it's an unbelievably easy to drink whisky. I should post a review soon, but when I pour myself a dram, i simply enjoy it and forget to take notes.

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Peatpete commented

Love this stuff, and having had 4 or 5 bottles of it, I have never detected any sulfur notes at all. Looks like you may have just been unlucky. Or I have very poor taste!

11 years ago 0

Reece3253 commented

I have to say I haven't noticed sulfur either. This is my favorite brand of Canadian whisky. This is the next in my review line then I'll give the forty creeks a rest for awhile. Good review! I'm glad you enjoyed it despite your findings of sulfur. Take care! Dream and dram!

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