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Pike Creek Double Barrel Blended

A rare treat

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@IainVHReview by @IainVH

4th Oct 2011


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Sampled in a Glencairn glass without water.

Colour: Pale to medium amber. Good legs down the glass.

Nose: Starts very subdued and subtle but then comes a very pleasant fruity smell, possibly raisins.

Taste: Very smooth, silky feel with the raisins coming through and a hint of liquorice.

Finish: Not very long but satisfying with the slight liquorice taste lingering. There's quite a sting in the tail for a 40% dram but very pleasant and warming.

All in all a very enjoyable dram. I have been informed that this whisky is no longer in production and therefore very rare. I feel very fortunate to have been able to sample some, even if it was in miniture format. I have also been told that full size bottles are as rare as rocking horse sh*t so getting hold of one is almost impossible and probably therefore beyond my pocket. This is a great shame as this is a dram I would greatly enjoy drinking on a regular basis. I did return to the shop where I found it and cleared the shelf of the remaining miniture bottles (two). Let's hope they manage to get some more.

I'll just have to try to find another whisk(e)y Canadian or otherwise which tastes similar, it's a tough job but someone has to do it. Cheers.

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Pudge72 commented

@IainVH...very nice review. Love the "rare as..." line. :) The "double barrel" refers to the finishing of the whiskey in port casks. My friend who has a bottle is reluctant to open it because it simply doesn't seem to exist anymore...I'm trying to convince him to open at some point soon. ;)

Does the shop where you found the mini's recall when they got those bottles? Do they know if it is still being made?

8 years ago 0

IainVH commented

Hi Pudge. thanks for your comments. I didn't think to ask to be honest and due to the 50 miles or so distance to the shop I don't call in all that often. I'm planning to visit sometime between now and Christmas to indulge myself in one or two festive treats (and drop a few big hints to my girlfriend for one or two others) so I'll make enquiries then. I'll also clear the shelves of any other minitures which have appeared. I'll keep you posted. Cheers and happy tippling. Iain.

8 years ago 0

IainVH commented

Pudge, P.S. I'd definately convince your friend to break open his bottle. Whisky is for drinking not saving!! Cheers

8 years ago 0

Megawatt commented

You might be happy to know that this whisky is back in production as of this month. I look forward to trying it myself.

7 years ago 0

Robert99 commented

@IainVH, This whisky won Best Canadian Whisky award two years in a row (2013-2014). I am from Montreal, Quebec Canada where it is not available. I have to go to Ottawa, Ontario, a 2 1/2 hours trip to get one. Imagine what I have to do when I want to get a rare scotch! Anyway, I hope you are still enjoying some Canadian whiskies. Cheers!

5 years ago 0

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