Pike Creek 21 Year Finished in European Oak
Pike Creek // Ontario, Canada
Pike Creek 21 Year Finished in European Oak is part of the 2018 Northern Borders Rare Collection. The blend consists of double distilled corn whisky aged in ex-bourbon barrels (50% of the blend), French oak (25% of the blend) and Hungarian oak (25% of the blend). Limited availability in Canada with a very limited allocation in Europe and the US.
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, Hungarian oak, French oak
"The nose is firm with fresh oak shavings and maple sugar. The palate is rich and buttery with caramel, toffee and vanilla with that divine wood always present. A late ginger spice burst leads to a drying finish introducing a delicate wood smoke – like a wood burning kit used to draw pictures of kittens. This whisky is a beautiful example of wood management."