Forty Creek Evolution
Forty Creek // Ontario, Canada
Evolution walked upright onto store shelves in 2014. It was John Hall’s 8th special release. The whisky is a blend of three year-old corn, barley and rye whiskies that were then re-distilled before being aged for an additional 9 years in French oak cabernet sauvignon wine casks. Some additional whisky casks were blended in for balancing. The name is attributed to John Hall’s evolution as a whisky maker and the evolution of his whiskies.
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 and French oak cabernet sauvingon wine barrels
"Chocolate-covered cordial cherries unfold in the nose to perfumed floral tones. The whisky dries off in the mouth where it shape shifts through a brininess that’s accented by vanilla, black currants, and dry vintage port. The finish pops with black pepper and mouth-puckering tannins. There is more going on in this whisky than specimens on the H.M.S. Beagle."