Pike Creek 10 Year Rum Barrel Finish
Wiser's // Ontario, Canada
Pike Creek is a Windsor, Ontario suburb that is home to Hiram Walker’s warehouses. The whisky made its celebrated return to store shelves in 2012 when it was re-released with the previously extinct Lot 40. The Canadian release of Pike Creek is a 10 year old rye whisky aged in white oak barrels then finished in port pipes. This Pike Creek expression takes that same 10 year old rye whisky, jacks up the ABV to 42% and adds a splash of rye to the corn whisky blend. Then, instead of port pipes, it’s finished in rum 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 Typeex bourbon and ex rum
"Rich brown sugar and vanilla cannonball out of the bottle hitting you square with rum barrel influences. Fresh dark fruits such as figs and plums let you know the rum cannonball isn’t a Vaudeville act. Honeycomb and toffee drift to vanilla-cola sand blasted with juicy rye grain spice. These flavors are accentuated by a creamy palate laced with molasses. A striking mix of fresh-cut lumber and whisky-saturated wood supports Pike Creek from the first whiff to the last dwindling moment. The flare up of citrus zest in the finish is the perfect ending to this re-imaging of a classic. "