|Forty Creek Barrel Select
|Notes from John Hall, Whisky Maker
Forty Creek Barrel Select Whisky is a premium Canadian Whisky. It has been rated the #1 tasting whisky in North America by discerning Whisky Judges and has taken home the most esteemed accolades possible for a whisky.
Forty Creek Barrel Select is a blend of high quality grains consisting of rye, barley and corn. To highlight the best characteristics of each grain, they are distilled separately in small batches in our copper pot still and patiently aged in American White Oak barrels. This process brings out the fruitiness and spiciness of the rye, the nuttiness of the barley, and the heartiness of the corn.
The barrels chosen for Forty Creek Barrel Select are hand selected for their unique characteristics. They are charred in different levels which create a richness and toasted earthiness in the spirit.
These three varietal grain whiskies are barrel aged separately from 6 to 10 years.
Forty Creek Barrel Select then goes through one more barrel aging process. The rye, barley, and maize whiskies, are decanted from their barrels, and bring them together. Then they are put into special sherry barrels for an additional 6 months. Sherry Cask Barrels finish the whisky with a silky smoothness on the palate.
The Result is a unique handcrafted whisky that is smooth and mellow but also intense and complex with a character of its own.
This unique barrel selection process results in a whisky where aromas of honey, vanilla and apricot fuse with toasty oak, black walnut and spice. The flavour is rich and bold on the palate and is completed in a smooth, long finish.
Awards & Accolades
Gold Medal, Beverage Testing Institute, 2014 - NEW
Gold Medal, Wizards of Whisky Awards 2014 - NEW
Silver Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013
Silver Medal - International Whisky Competition 2013, Chicago
Best Young Cdn Whisky, Silver- International Whisky Competition 2013, Chicago
Gold Medal, Beverage Testing Institute, 2013
Gold Medal, Beverage Testing Institute, 2012
Gold Medal, Beverage Testing Institute, 2011
Gold Medal, Beverage Testing Institute, 2010
Gold Medal, International Whisky Competition, 2010
Double Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition, USA
Best Canadian Whisky, New England Whisky Festival, USA
Highest Award, International Spirits Challenge, England
Gold Medal, The World Selection, Belgium
Editor’s Gold Award, Whisky Magazine
"The richest tasting whisky I have tasted. Wins points for luxury."
Michael Jackson, Whisky Expert
"Aromas of banana crème brulee, mocha gelato and roasted nuts with a round, silky, dry yet fruity, medium body and a long, seamless dried fruit and grain husk accented finish. Excellent"
Rated 90 points (Exceptional), International Review of Spirits, 2011
"Creamy, sweet corn whisky with dusty, earthy rye, ripe red fruits, sherry, sweet-and-sour sauce, floral perfume, ginger, cinnamon, hot pepper, and hints of citric peels. Fruity & Spicy."
Davin de Kergommeaux, CanadianWhisky.org