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Forty Creek Copper Pot Reserve

Bold and spicy

0 685

@MegawattReview by @Megawatt

1st Oct 2012

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  • Nose
    20
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    21
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    85

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This new whisky is quite similar to their standard Barrel Select bottle, but at a higher strength with little to no sherry influence. The result is a whisky which displays firm aromas of dark spice, toasted walnut and pecan, toffee, cocoa, and vanilla. In the mouth it starts with honey and then builds with lots of spice and toasted nut flavours. It finishes with warm and lingering nut and caramel flavours. Overall it is a very good whisky which challenges more than your average Canadian. Very well-balanced and enjoyable; a great value.

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6 comments

@Victor
Victor commented

No Sherry? Good. No sherry = no sulphur problems, which Forty Creek Barrel Select has. 43% ? Well, even an itty bitty little increase in concentration of flavours is better than none. It's a start. Thanks for your review, @Megawatt.

7 years ago 0

@Megawatt
Megawatt commented

Interesting about sulpher in Barrel Select. Jim Murray noticed it too, but I've never detected it and I'm usually quite sensitive to such flavours. In any case I like this whisky more every time I drink it. This has already become a staple for me, which is unusualy since I seldom buy the same bottle twice in one month.

7 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

I looked for sulphur in my own bottle of Barrel Select and didn't find it at all...for a few months. Then the sulphur came out in spades and really wrecked the whisky. Interestingly, a few months after that the sulphur effect greatly diminished, leaving the whisky drinkable again. I will probably do a review of it soon, myself.

I am very interested in sampling this Forty Creek Copper Pot Reserve expression.

7 years ago 0

@Megawatt
Megawatt commented

I picked up a new bottle of this and I must say, the balance has really gone out the window. I find it sickly sweet, with a distinct taste of cheap sherry. The finish is also sour. Quite disappointing.

2 years ago 0

@OdysseusUnbound
OdysseusUnbound commented

I don't know if it's sulphur in the Barrel Select, but the last few bottles I've sipped from had a distinct soapy/perfume note that was quite unpleasant. I liked the Copper Pot the last few times I've had it. But it's been awhile...I may have to revisit this one.

2 years ago 0

@Megawatt
Megawatt commented

@OdysseusUnbound

I'm finding this bottle quite crummy, and I wouldn't recommend it. If I rated it again it would barely break the 70s.

2 years ago 0

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