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Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve

A relaxing dram

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@NozinanReview by @Nozinan

11th Oct 2012


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If this Whisky had a craft presentation it would score in the 90s. It has a wonderful nose, warm, spicy, with caramel and vanilla.

Taste is a little dilute, but warm and caramel, with the vanilla in the background, transitioning to spicy with a warm, abrupt finish.

43-46%ABV, non chill filtration and no caramel would raise this to another level.

This is the only Whisky I know that uses Canadian oak in its maturation.

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Nozinan commented

In the three years since I wrote this review I have developed a much greater appreciation for the subtleties of Canadian whiskies, and have had the chance to try a few more styles. Tonight I amended my score by add ins 2 to the finish... I'll think about it more. I've recently opened my second bottle of Confederation Oak (original batch) and it is simply fantastic.

I'll have to seriously consider getting a recent batch and doing a H2H

8 years ago 0

Nozinan commented

Sipping this one (my second bottle now open 4 months and gassed), if you like caramel and vanilla this batch is for you. The nose is opening up in my mini glencairn as it takes on oxygen, with some floral notes, and the taste is becoming less spirit and fuller.

Not sure it is an 87 whisky but the more I enjoy this the more I'm inclined to leave my updated score the same.

7 years ago 0

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