Forty Creek Three Grain Harmony
Forty Creek // Ontario, Canada
Released in 2015, Forty Creek's Three Grain Harmony is a whisky comprised of 3 single grain whiskies: rye, barley, and corn. Each of the three grains are fermented, distilled, and aged separately in toasted white oak barrels. The rye and barley come from Forty Creek's older stocks. 9000 bottles were created and the whisky was released at 43% abv.
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 white oak
"Forty Creek creator John Hall is a musician who has taken musical sensibilities and applied them to whisky layering. Three Grain Harmony is restrained like Miles Davis where building a melody over time is more important than a flurry of notes off the top. Complex aromas of vanilla toffees, gentle flowers and fruity citrus are accented by a rye-spice back beat. Slowly these develop in the mouth with candied fruits in a Flintstones vitamin kind of way. Exotic sandalwood flashes during the finish for a final muffled timpani roll. Yes, John Hall has figured out a way to rock the timpani."