Forty Creek Barrel Select
Forty Creek // Canada
This whisky is made from rye, barley, and maize (corn), much like many bourbons on the market. The difference here, aside from geography, is that the whisky maker chooses to distill each grain type individually. They are aged anywhere from 6-10 years in various degrees of charred barrels (lightly charred for rye, medium char for barley, and heavy char for corn) before being blended together. Before bottling, however, the blend spends a final 6 months in ex-Sherry 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 oak & ex-Sherry
"There is a fruity aroma from the sherry casks, but it isn't overwhelming. Spices such as cinnamon, orange spice, and ginger come across along with caramel and cooked apples. The whisky is bright and spicy, and for the price, is quite the value."