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Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve

Bourbon light.

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@MatthieuReview by @Matthieu

3rd Dec 2011


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Drunk neat.

Nose: Quite a sweet nose, made of maple syrup and caramel, with a slight toasted oak in the background.

Taste: The arrival is very sweet, very easy to drink. Again, it's caramel and maple that comes through, with the rye appearing at the end with a little prickling of the tongue.

Finish: A nice warmth, if rather short, with some spiciness and toasted oak dryness.

Balance: It's sweet, with little to balance it. It's an easy drink, and probably a good way to introduce newcomers to whisky.

I like it, but I have to consider that, for the price in Qu├ębec ($61), you can buy a real bourbon instead of a whisky aged in a bourbon cask.

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Matthieu commented

I tried it again tonight, and I must say I have been a bit too hard on that whisky. The nose and taste are really good, with maple syrup dominating over a background of rye spices. The finish and balance, however, are still only decent. Gone from 81 to 85.

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