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I've reviewed the Confederation Oak before (Lot 1867-B, if I remember correctly) but then I started noticing that there are different batches. This one is Batch "F".
The colour is a light copper. The nose is quite delicate featuring tropical fruits, soft rye spice, honey, caramel and vanilla. Peaches. Brazil nuts. Wet leather. Oak. Both nose and palate are gently maltier with water. A pleasure.
The palate is sweeter, candied even. Liquorice All-Sorts, candy corn, Mackintosh toffee. The honey is lighter than the nose. Underneath it all is that rye spice. Delicious.
The finish is long and spicy but features that annoying fuzzy Forty Creek prickliness (I don't know how else to describe it), with grapefruit pith and lumber. I distinctly remember Lot B (which I scored a 91) giving me a big cotton-candy note, which is missing here. Hence, Lot F is less distinctive but regardless, very enjoyable.