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Forty Creek Barrel Select

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JReview by @JoeMcPhee

11th Jun 2011


Forty Creek Barrel Select
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Tawny amber pour. There is a significant peppery/spicy edge to the nose with a little bit of alcohol. It opens up with a touch of light vanilla and some butterscotch in addition to a little bit of rye character. The flavour is a little bit sweet with a kiss of bruleed sugar and a lightly oily texture. The flavour has a little bit of fruit but it's grain/spice dominated. There is almost a touch of vineousness on the back. Lingering vanilla on the finish. A fine whisky.

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ryanthesculptor commented

I really like this stuff. Very sweet almost candied. I tell people this is the whisky to give someone who has never really tried it neat. I consider this whisky the antithesis of those Islay single malts. I will say that I gave someone new to whisky a Laphroig 10 years once and the face that was made was pure entertainment!

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Pudge72 commented

I've enjoyed a nice maple syrup/sugar note to this one on the palate. Overall, I do not find this offering to be a typical Canadian 'mixer' whisky (none of the spirity type notes that the more common bottles (i.e. CC & CR) seem to have. A very nice "lower shelf" offering that punches above its' weight.

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