Forty Creek Founder's Reserve

Canadian

Forty Creek // Canada

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    88
  • Avg. Rating

    3.2
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 10 )

This 10th annual limited edition release is a tribute to Forty Creek’s founder John Hall. It’s a blend of barley, corn and rye whiskies, each individually distilled then aged in American white oak barrels with various chars to suit the grains. The age of the whiskies vary from 4 to 9 years old. 12,000 bottles were produced.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    45.0
  • 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

Tasting Notes

"Caramel and vanilla surge with loads of orange before the barley grains flex their oiled up muscles and take over the whisky. This is a very barley forward blend. An upfront juiciness on the palate quickly dries out with a singe of peppery spice and clove. Apple, honey and a creamy buttery texture help balance out the palate as the whisky sits. The oak spice hits in the finish, then trails off into candied orange peel pith. "

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