Forty Creek Unity
Forty Creek // Ontario, Canada
Unity is Forty Creek’s 12th annual limited edition whisky. For this release, they held a contest where five fans visited the distillery to select Unity’s final blend. The base of the winning whisky was further aged with the addition of high mocha staves -- a particular type of toasted American white oak stave. Additionally, it was blended with 10-year-old corn whisky and a splash of rare fortified Portuguese-style wine that spent 15 years in previously used Forty Creek Whisky 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.
"This whisky gives Sesame Street an excellent reason to count up to 12. The dark chocolate blooms on the nose with cloves and a slight maple earthiness. Rich chocolate, dark fruits and a layer of sweet cocoa powder blend effortlessly with a splash of rye spice. The finish pulls dry oak into this creamy blend that marks Forty Creek’s twelfth release a contemporary Canadian classic."