Forty Creek Copper Pot Reserve
Forty Creek // Ontario, Canada
Like the Barrel Select Whisky from Forty Creek, this too consists of three separate grains (rye, barely, and maize aka corn) distilled and aged individually in white oak barrels. They then are married together for the flavors to mingle before bottling. The difference here is with extra aging, barrel selection, and slightly higher proof; 86 vs. 80.
CanadianDISTILLED 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 TypeAmerican Oak
"Dark chocolate, vanilla cream, and dark cherry greet you on the nose. The body is far richer than other Forty Creek bottlings. On the palate, Turtle Candies came to mind (pecans and caramel covered in chocolate). The sweet and spicy notes balance each other and make this a fairly easy whisky to consume in large quantity. You are left with a warm feeling in your chest and a mild bitterness on the finish. Forty Creek has made a quality product at a very fair price."