Pike Creek 21 Year Oloroso Cask Finish
Pike Creek // Ontario, Canada
Pike Creek 21 Year Oloroso Cask Finish continues Dr. Don Livermore’s mastery of barrel finishes. This time the doctor has prescribed a finishing in Spanish oloroso sherry casks after its initial 21 years of maturation. 4,481 bottles were made for Canada and the United States. This 2019 Pike Creek expression falls under the Corby Craft Rare Range Series
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 TypeOloroso sherry casks and other oak casks
"Pike Creek has swelled its banks with this release. Antique wood, toffee and maple circles the nose firing up this rich and oily whisky. The palate is refined and solid, a gentle giant where the core flavours from the nose develop density. This is an old whisky that doesn’t stray from the center. A sweet nuttiness, two-scoops of Raisin Bran raisins invigorate those beautiful oak notes. The finish continues the same path so your palate can sit back and enjoy this appealing whisky."