Forty Creek Heart of Gold
Forty Creek // Ontario, Canada
Heart of Gold isn’t just a 1972 hit song by Neil Young; it was also Forty Creek’s 2013 special release. Yes, the song shares a name but it isn’t exactly what inspired John Hall. Distillation is broken down into three parts: heads, tails and the coveted middle called the heart of the run. It’s this heart; along with John’s heart felt love for his craft that inspired this release of 9000 bottles.
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 Typetoasted oak
"The floral rye whisky notes are reliable like a pulsing metronome taking your nose through a series of senses. Barley whisky offers the blend subtle walnut nutty flavors supporting the weight from the corn whisky. The floral pulse thaws into maple sugars with flavors of creamy butterscotch and ginger in front of the controlled oak. Yet, the floral cadence continuously drives the whisky’s tempo. Heart of Gold is a whisky with a full range of rye-powered flavors. It’s too bad John wasn’t around when Neil was searching for his heart of gold; he could have offered it to him in a glass. "