Forty Creek Port Wood Reserve
Forty Creek // Ontario, Canada
This edition of Forty Creek’s Port Wood Reserve was released in 2012 with a 6,000 bottle run. John Hall took his already mature whisky then aged them in port barrels. And not just any port barrels. John Hall took local Niagara grapes to make his own tawny-style fortified wine that he aged for ten years in heavily charred new white oak barrels. The whisky interacted with the seasoned wood for two and a half years.
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 Typefinished in Canadian-tawny-port-style wine barrels
"Your senses first see a deep, resonant copper color before the seduction continues on the nose where a little spice develops into a complex mix of dried fruits. The sweet vanilla flavor of the whisky take a sharp turn with a full-bodied balance of round smoky oak, hot spices, and distinguished dried fruits. Peppery ginger spice walks into a long graceful finish. Expect wolf whistles and leering eyes while holding a bottle of this beautiful whisky."