Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve

Canadian

Forty Creek // Ontario, Canada

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    4.0
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 72 )

The whisky is composed of rye, barley, and corn which are individually distilled and aged in white oak. When the whisky is ready to be married, they are then transferred to Canadian oak barrels. The trees used for these barrels were harvested from about 40 miles from the distillery. They are estimated to have been over 150 years old which they would have just been rooted around the time of Canada's Confederation; a time when three British Colonies became four provinces and thus began the creation of Canada as we know it.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Canadian
    DISTILLED IN CANADA AND AGED IN BARRELS FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS; OFTEN (BUT NOT ALWAYS) CANADIAN WHISKIES ARE BLENDS OF CORN, BARLEY, AND RYE WHISKIES WHICH WERE DISTILLED AND MATURED SEPARATELY. TRADITIONALLY, CANADIAN WHISKEY IS CALLED “RYE”, ALTHOUGH NO MINIMUM PERCENTAGE OF RYE-GRAIN WHISKY IS REQUIRED IN A BLEND.
  • Cask Type
    American white oak, finished in Canadian oak

Tasting Notes

"Charred barrel notes, vanilla, and leather are fairly intense as you stick your nose in the glass. The whisky is less about the sweet notes as thoughts of a study filled with dark wood furniture and leather-bound books (and perhaps bottles of whisky on the shelves) came to mind while sipping the dram."

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