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ThisWhiskey created by John K. Hall and the folks in Grimsby Ontario have created an instand Canadian classic. This whisky just won the award for Canadian Whisky of The Year and it does not disappoint.
My Grandmother gave me some money over christmas so I did some research on a good whiskey to try. I was a big fan of 'Forty Creek Barrel Select' so I looked into the higher end of their products. My father and I shared a dram while watching an NFL game on a summer afternoon and I have since bought one more to open in a couple of year... for safe keeping:
Nose: Subtle yet strong. Butter cream with a floral opening along with a bit of rye spice. The sweetness of the corn piece from the blend is apparent in the background. Some fruit pulls though, orange and apricot. The last hint of the scent shows a nutty characteristic along with a slight tingle of spice on the nose.
Pallet:Creamy rich and a little bit of spice. "Warm all the way down" my father said. The sweetness of friuit and floral notes start with a bang and carry out until they pass off to the toasty nutty notes. The malty characters worth with the corn for a ssweetness and the rye takes away the finish to giv that slight 'tingle' on the tongue. "Confederation Oak" is the right name for this. The finish is just like breathing in a dry oak fire.
I don't usually leave my glas to smell the next day but in this case I didn't anyways. I forgot the glasses in the basement where we had been watching the game and when I brought them up to be cleaned I smelled one of them: Fresh cut oak, and a rich and "powerful" oak scent. This whiskey will keep the glass smelling for days!!
One of my favorites. Go for it! It's a bit pricey but worth it! (69$)