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Forty Creek Barrel Select


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@jfpilonReview by @jfpilon

29th Mar 2011


Forty Creek Barrel Select
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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Last February, I did a little road trip to Van Kleek Hill to go see the Beau's brewery and by some of their great microbrewed beer. I killed two birds with one rock by going to the lcbo. There I picked up a bottle of Forty Creek Barrel Select. I did well.

The nose is very beautiful. Really. It's sweet and fruity and spicy and with vanilla. But nothing overwhelming, just very enticing.

It is quite full bodied and creamy. A dark gold, somewhat auburn colored.

In the mouth, it's very bread pudding like: raisins in sweet syrup with spices and vanilla. Great! And it gives the same cool initial hit.

And the finish is vanilla and spices that becomes dry. Woody.

All around a very drinkable, moorish dram. Sweet but not too much. Quite complex and interesting.

Keeps reminding me of the flor de caƱa 12 YO, but spicier, more complex and with a better finish. I should try blending them in a rhumsky... I'll post the result in the comments.

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jfpilon commented

Ralfy from whiskyreview suggested trying that one out with a touch of ardbeg, calling it an Atlantic Bridge. I tried it with some laphroaig (we'll call it Iwerydd Bont which is the gaelic version of it) and it's to die for. The peat and the brine gives so much depth. Now, if I could put my hand on some Older peated scotches...

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