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Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve


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@MegawattReview by @Megawatt

30th Mar 2013


Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve
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  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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Nose: dry and crisp, with a slightly pungent note lurking in the background. Spicy, earthy, a bit of sweetness (vanilla and brown sugar). Subtle yet complex.

Taste: medium-bodied, with the spicy kick of rye as it spreads across the tongue. There is a tangy bite to it, almost vegetal. A different style of Canadian whisky.

Finish: bittersweet, medium length.

Balance: an interesting whisky which seems to show heavier rye character than Barrel Select. Perhaps the absence of sherry wood allows the grains to speak louder. Not my favourite expression from this distillery, especially for the price.

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paddockjudge commented

This was nowhere near top-shelf whisky staus in my cabinet - last week I poured myself a taster and was blown away. I poured a very generous second helping and marvelled at how this 3/4 fill bottle had bloomed while resting for almost a year.

I had no intention of replacing this bottle; however, I will be looking to fill the empty spot in the cabinet before long.

11 years ago 0

Victor commented

@paddockjudge, that is one of those long-term observations which are not possible if a person finishes all of his/her bottles within 3 months...and, if you get a new bottle of Double Barrel, you might have to wait a lot of months to get back what you remembered at the end of that last bottle.

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