Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve
Forty Creek // Ontario, Canada
As has become standard with Forty Creek bottlings, the grains used in the whisky (rye, barley, and corn) are distilled individually in a copper pot still rather than making a mash-bill with the three grains. Aged separately in white oak barrels, the whiskies are then married once they have reached the proper aging. This second maturation together, the whisky are aged in first-fill bourbon barrels.
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 white oak, finished in first-fill ex-bourbon
"The aroma is not too intense, but shows notes of pecans, maple, and vanilla. The body of the whisky is smooth and easy to drink with similar aromas as the nose and red apple skins and ginger candy. The whisky isn't very complex, but is easy to drink and only slightly bitter on the finish."