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We are very excited to announce the upcoming 2014 Forty Creek Whisky limited release.

Introducing Forty Creek Evolution!

Forty Creek Evolution is the eighth of our special releases.  There are only 9,000 bottles being produced!

Thank you very much for your support & spreading the good word about Forty Creek.

Forty Cheers to you from the Forty Creek Whisky Team! __________________________________________

Notes on Forty Creek 2014 Evolution Limited Release

- from John K. Hall, Whisky Maker

Every year I look forward to introducing a new limited edition Forty Creek taste expression. This year is no exception. I am so proud to introduce Forty Creek Evolution to you and our family of Forty Creek Whiskies.

Forty Creek Evolution is my 8th limited release. Each of my limited whiskies has a taste of its own, yet remains characteristically true to the Forty Creek family. The limited releases have provided me with a canvas to grow as a whisky maker. This year's release is an evolution of not just the whiskies that I have made but as I have evolved as a whisky maker.

I am very excited to share Forty Creek 2014 Evolution with you as it offers a glimpse into this journey. After all, that is what whisky making and whisky tasting is all about. It is a journey of discovery and evolution.

Most of the whiskies in this bottle began their journey 12 years ago. Initially, these whiskies were aged in American White Oak for 3 years. I then selected the barrels and re-distilled the aged whiskies in my copper pot still to further concentrate their wonderful flavours. This whisky was then re-barreled into French Oak casks that had previously held my Cabernet Sauvignon and aged for an additional 9 years! Finally, I introduced some of my favourite personally held barrels to the mix for balancing.

This whisky's journey will become very clear to you as you discover the ever evolving complexities, subtleties, aromas, tastes and flavours that Evolution has to offer."


Evolution is a limited edition of 9,000 bottles.

Each bottle is individually numbered.

Alcohol Content: 43% alc./vol.
Retail Price: $69.95 / 750 ml

PS: To see John’s Tasting Notes scroll down

John’s Tasting Notes

Evolution starts with fig, dates, anise, blackberry, black currants and bell peppers and then evolves into deep forest notes, cinnamon spice flares, cloves, nutmeg, chestnut and tobacco. There are wonderful hints of vanilla, sweet clover and butter, evolving milk chocolate, soft roasted oak, peach and apricot. Then comes a comfortable earthiness to this whisky that just constantly evolves. So, I have appropriately called it Evolution. I would be delighted to hear what you think of this whisky. Once you taste Evolution please send me an email comments@fortycreekwhisky.com.

Our whisky release weekend is scheduled for Saturday, September, 27th and Sunday, September 28th, 2014.

That’s when you can pick up your special numbered bottles of Forty Creek Evolution. During this weekend I will be more than happy to personalize your special numbered bottle.

More details on our Whisky Release weekend to follow.

Thank you for your support.

John Hall
Whisky Maker
   

   
March 12, 2014  
campari

Gruppo Campari acquires Forty Creek Distillery Ltd.,
the producer of award winning and fast growing premium Canadian whiskies
Total purchase price for 100% of FCD is CAD $ 185.6 million

 
Milan, 12 March 2014 - Gruppo Campari has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of Forty Creek Distillery Ltd. (‘FCD’), the producer of award winning premium Canadian whiskies. Its flagship brand Forty Creek Whisky is the fastest growing brand in the Canadian whisky category and is well positioned in the USA, one of the Group’s key markets.

Jean Jacques Dubau, Managing Director North America: 'We are absolutely delighted to announce today the acquisition of Forty Creek Distillery, producer of the award winning Forty Creek range of premium Canadian whiskies. Through this acquisition we enter the very large and appealing Canadian Whisky category, thus premiumizing our brand portfolio, driving a richer product mix and further leveraging the revival of brown spirits. Moreover, integrating this business will enable us to internalize key activities in the Canadian market as well as position us for further growth in our core US market'.

Founded in 1992 by owner, John Hall, the flagship brand Forty Creek has been credited with bringing heritage, craftsmanship and creativity back to the Canadian whisky category and driving the whisky renaissance forward in Canada through John's innovative and thoughtful approach to whisky making. Forty Creek Whisky aims to be the Canadian whisky brand most enjoyed for its ability to inspire social camaraderie through its character, great taste and innovative spirit. Forty Creek whiskies have earned highly coveted double gold and gold medals from the world's most respected competitions, including three-time Canadian Whisky of the Year champion at the Canadian Whisky Awards, and the Distillery has been recognized as Distiller of the Year by Wizards of Whisky, Whisky Magazine & the Canadian Whisky Awards (Appendix 1).

John Hall, founder and Whisky Maker, will remain Chairman of the company and Whisky Maker at Forty Creek Distillery.

Over the years, John Hall has built a very successful Canadian whisky by creating a hand-crafted product, introducing new expressions, and enhancing the brand's versatility. As a result he effectively attracted new consumers beginning to turn to brown spirits and looking for a richer taste, thus creating renewed interest in Canadian whisky.

John Hall stated: 'Today's deal represents a milestone for myself and the entire Forty Creek team. I believe this opportunity will further support Forty Creek's vision to produce unique, quality, handcrafted, Canadian-made spirits. Campari has the global ability to take Forty Creek to the next level. Introducing customers around the world to my whisky is a dream come true. I am very excited to continue to devote my time to whisky making at Forty Creek distillery, continuing my whisky journey and exploring my passion for additional Forty Creek whisky expressions. In addition, I am proud to note today's announcement ensures even greater added economic value to both the Ontario and Canadian economy through Campari's investment in the Grimsby distillery and the Forty Creek family of brands'.

The acquired business includes the full portfolio of FCD: the stocks, the distillery facilities and a Hospitality Center located in Grimsby, Ontario.

FCD brand portfolio includes whisky, vodka, brandy, rum and liqueurs, with Forty Creek Whisky as its core brand. The Forty Creek whisky family includes Barrel Select, Copper Pot Reserve, Forty Creek Cream Whisky and offers high-end, limited releases including Forty Creek Confederation Oak, Double Barrel and an annual special John K. Hall Reserve release. Forty Creek whiskies are 3-Time Canadian Whisky of the Year champions at the Canadian Whisky Awards (2010-12) and recently captured five gold medals as Best Tasting Whiskies at the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago (2014).

After the acquisition, all the business structures and processes in place will remain unchanged in Canada. The acquired business will maintain its successful business model in Canada, while also benefitting from the additional support of the Campari organization both in Canada and in other markets.

Through the acquisition of Forty Creek whisky, Campari is well positioned to develop the acquired portfolio in its core markets (Canada and USA) successfully developing the brands' high-end and handcrafted attributes for future international expansion within the growing and premiumizing Canadian Whisky category. As such, it represents a very valuable and complementary addition to Campari's existing premium and ultra-premium spirits offering.

In fiscal year ending 31 March 2013, the acquired business achieved total net sales of CAD$ 34.2 million, of which Forty Creek Whisky represents around 62%. In fiscal year ending 31 March 2014, the acquired business is expecting to achieve total net sales of CAD$ 39.5 million, showing an increase of +15.6% compared to the previous year.

The total purchase price for 100% of FCD is CAD $185.6 million on a cash free / debt free basis.

The transaction is expected to close on 2 June 2014.

ABOUT GRUPPO CAMPARI Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A., together with its affiliates ('Gruppo Campari'), is a major player in the global beverage sector, trading in over 190 nations around the world with leading positions in Europe and the Americas. The Group was founded in 1860 and today is the sixth-largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry. The Group's portfolio, with over 50 brands, spans spirits, the core business, wines and soft drinks. Internationally-renowned brands include Aperol, Appleton, Campari, Cinzano, SKYY Vodka and Wild Turkey. Headquartered in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy, Campari owns 15 plants and 4 wineries worldwide and has its own distribution network in 16 countries. The Group employs over 4,000 people. The shares of the parent company, Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Reuters CPRI.MI - Bloomberg CPR IM), are listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001.

For more information:

http://www.camparigroup.com/
www.camparigroup.com/en
http://www.youtube.com/campariofficial
twitter.com/GruppoCampari

ABOUT FORTY CREEK DISTILLERY Located in Grimsby, Ontario, Forty Creek Distillery is the largest independently Canadian-owned craft distillery in Canada. Its portfolio of brands include; Forty Creek Whisky, Prince Igor Vodka, Canada Gold Whisky, Bolivar Liqueur, Small Cask Brandy, Alpenbitter No. 7, and Harry's Hurricane Spiced Rum. Forty Creek Distillery is known internationally for its quality spirits and has won numerous awards at prestigious tasting competitions around the world.

www.fortycreekwhisky.com
www.facebook.com/FortyCreekWhisky?fref=ts
twitter.com/FortyCreek_John
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmEEyx5yg-Q

MEDIA ENQUIERIES:

CAMPARI AMERICA


Dave Karraker, dave.karraker@campari.com, tel +1 415.315.8082
Sarah Bessette
, Sarah.bessette@campari.com , tel +1 646-596-2193
or US.MediaRelations@Campari.com

FORTY CREEK
Beth Warner, bwarner@fortycreekdistillery.com, tel +1 905 945 9225
 

APPENDIX 1

Forty Creek Whiskies Capture Five Gold Medals Rated #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5 Best Tasting Whiskies

At the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago (Tastings.com), considered the 2014 Olympic games for Whisky competitions, Forty Creek Whiskies not only placed #1 but also placed #2, #3, #4 and #5 capturing five gold medals.

Below are the scores out of 100 and the JUDGES' tasting comments.

93 . GOLD . Forty Creek Heart of Gold Reserve Whisky $69.95. Deep amber color. Aromas of malted chocolate powder, honeyed figs, and roasted whole nuts with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, creamy toffee, mineral and peppery spice finish. A delicious and elegantly balanced sipping whisky. (tasted on Feb-19-2014)

92 . GOLD . Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve Whisky $59.95. Deep amber color. Aromas of creme brulee, coconut macaroon, and spiced chocolate nuts with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, toffee, dried fruit, mineral, and spice finish. An excellent, complex and flavorful Canadian whisky. (tasted on Feb-12-2014)

91 . GOLD . Forty Creek Confederation Reserve Whisky $69.95. Amber color. Aromas of roasted and caramelized nuts and coffee candy with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a gentle creme brulee crust, whole nut, and spice nuanced finish. A very classy Canadian whisky. (tasted on Feb-12-2014)

91 . GOLD . Forty Creek Copper Pot Reserve Whisky $28.45. Deep amber color. Aromas of mocha latte, praline, and toasted meringue with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a nicely balanced spice, nut, rye toast, and vanilla cream finish with a coppery tang. Very nicely composed and flavorful. (tasted on Feb-19-2014) (tasted on Feb-12-2014)

90 . GOLD . Forty Creek Barrel Select Whisky $25.90. Amber color. Aromas and flavors of maple sugar, mocha, salted caramel, and roasted nuts with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, delicately smoky, honeyed rye toast and tapioca finish. A rock solid Canadian whisky for all occasions. (tasted on Feb-12-2014)


   
November 15 , 2013


Notes on Forty Creek Heart of Gold Reserve from John K. Hall, Whisky Maker:

Heart of Gold is a whisky that was inspired by both the heart of the distillation and the heart of the maker.

Heart of Gold has been created with an artist’s palette of noble grains, unusual yeast selection, copper pot stills and delicately toasted oak barrels, mixed with passion, innovation and patience.

“This project started nearly a decade ago, focusing specifically on Canada’s noble rye grain. I have always brought out the spicy, fruity notes of rye in my whisky, but this time, I wanted to perfect capturing the underlying delicate floral notes of the rye that too often get lost in the process. I decided to use a wine yeast strain for the fermentation because I felt this approach would allow the floral aromas and flavours to prevail.

Capturing the subtleties in the distillate was another challenge. Capturing alcohol is easy, but capturing the natural, subtle flavour of the rye is much more difficult. A quicker cut and a narrower band of the heart during distillation helped keep the integrity of the delicate rye character.

I aged this rye whisky in lightly toasted barrels to ensure the oak did not overwhelm the subtle flavours captured in the heart of the distillation. Yes, my Heart of Gold is a rye forward whisky. But, it is not 100% rye. I believe the art of blending adds a complexity and creativity to the final whisky. The final Heart of Gold blend includes some barley whisky for nuttiness and some corn whisky for weight and body. Yet, the fruity, floral rye whisky notes are the star of this show!

Thank you for choosing my Forty Creek Whisky. I hope this whisky captures your heart as it did mine."

Heart of Gold is a limited edition of 9,000 bottles.

Each bottle is individually numbered.
Alcohol Content: 43% alc./vol.
Retail Price: $69.95 / 750 ml

John's Tasting Notes

This complex yet delicate whisky has aromas of herbs, peach, sandlewood, hazelnut and vanilla. Violets, rose petals and orange blossoms lend a delicate character and are framed by cinnamon and ginger notes which add a nice spicy flare.







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March 4, 2013
 
Forty Creek Whisky Wins 5 Gold Medals - 2013 International Review of Spirits, Chicago
At the 2013 International Review of Spirits held by the Beverage Testing Institute, Forty Creek Whiskies once again dominated the Gold Medal Wins for the fourth consecutive year . Forty Creek Whiskies were awarded 5 of the 7 gold medals that were awarded to Canadian Whiskies. This performance follows a sweep at the 2012 Canadian Whisky Awards recently held in Victoria BC, where Forty Creek won 12 medals, including Canadian Whisky of the Year.

94 • Forty Creek Port Wood Reserve Canadian Whisky
Beautiful deep copper red color. Highly polished aromas and flavors of buttery caramelized nuts, dark chocolate fudge, candied ginger, and cherry cola with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a long, seamless wood spice, brandied raisin cake, honeyed rye toast, and caramel finish. Exceptionally smooth, complex and delicious. (tasted on Feb-21-2013)

92 • Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve Canadian Whisky
Pure amber color. Initially restrained aromas evolve into creme brulee, mango chutney, and cherry cola with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long creamy vanilla, nut brittle, mineral and spice driven finish. A delicious, hedonistic sipping whisky. (tasted on Feb-21-2013)

92 • Forty Creek Copper Pot Reserve Canadian Whisky

Rich amber color. Aromas of lightly roasted coffee bean, honeycomb, and maple sugar candy with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, warming dried fruit, tobacco, metal ore, nutshell, and grainy bread pudding accented finish. A very nice dry-styled whisky for cigars. (tasted on Feb-21-2013)

91 • Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve Canadian Whisky

Pale amber color. Nougat, toasty pastry, fruity yogurt, and creamy latte aromas with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a chewy, dried fruit, praline and lively baking spices accented finish. A very creamy, nicely balanced sipping whisky. (tasted on Feb-21-2013)

90 • Forty Creek Barrel Select Canadian Whisky
Rich amber color. Aromas of coffee candy and liqueur, chocolate covered fruits, and dark roasted nuts with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a roasted grain, peppery spice, vanilla custard, and cola nut accented finish. An excellent marriage of roasted grain and toasty oak characters. (tasted on Feb2013)
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January 21, 2013
 
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VICTORIA, Jan. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian whisky maker, John K. Hall makes the best whisky in Canada. That's the verdict of seven independent whisky experts who awarded Hall the coveted Canadian Whisky of the Year Award at the third annual Canadian Whisky Awards. Results of the annual blind tasting competition were announced Thursday evening at the Victoria Whisky Festival in Victoria, B.C.

Forty Creek Port Wood Reserve, a three-time winner, was also named Connoisseur Whisky of the Year in multiple markets, along with winning a gold medal. In announcing the awards, Chairman of the Judges, Davin de Kergommeaux, dubbed it "the best whisky yet from Forty Creek Distillery." Forty Creek Port Wood Reserve was selected from 60 entries by a panel of eight whisky experts.

About the Canadian

Whisky Awards Each year the Canadian Whisky Awards recognize the very best Canadian whiskies and encourage distillers to maintain the highest standards for making whisky. To be eligible, whiskies must be distilled and matured in Canada. An independent panel of whisky writers, bloggers, and journalists selects the winners after blind tasting each whisky. Operated on a not-for-profit basis, the Canadian Whisky Awards are fully independent of the Canadian whisky industry.
 

October 24, 2012

Forty Creek Sweeps Wizard of Whisky Awards 2012

Forty Creek Sweeps the Wizards of Whisky Awards 2012, winning Canadian Distillery of the Year. 2012 Forty Creek Port Wood Reserve was named Canadian Whisky of the Year, and Confederation Oak won a gold medal. Forty Creek Double Barrel and Copper Pot took home Silver Awards. Dominic Roskrow, former Editor of Whisky magazine and Director of The Whisky Tasting Club in the UK said “ The Canadian Whisky category was a one horse race and Forty Creek swept the board. But, it’s not surprising because the whiskies are not only fine advocated for their country, but show diversity and creativity in their creation.”
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February 22, 2012    
     
An Exceptional Performance
Forty Creek Gold Rush Continues


At the 2012 International Review of Spirits held by the Beverage Testing Institute Forty Creek Whiskies dominated the gold medal wins for the third consecutive year. This time capturing 4 out of the 5 gold medals that were awarded. The ratings were based on a 100 point scale and any whisky achieving 90 points or more received a gold medal and declared exceptional.

Forty Creek Barrel Select
Amber colour. Delicate aromas of macadamia nougat and spun sugar with a silky, soft, fruity-yet-dry medium-body and a smooth, grain, wet stone and warming peppery spice finish. Nice gutsy flavour and balance; will shine as a sipper or in cocktails.
International Review of Spirits Award: GOLD MEDAL Rating: 90 points (Exceptional)

Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve
Bright amber colour. Bold aromas of toffee, pickling spices, sandstone and sandalwood with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a raisin cake, roasted nut, and lush brown spice finish. Rich and layered.
International Review of Spirits Award: GOLD MEDAL Rating: 91 points (Exceptional)

Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve
Aromas of chocolate covered coconut macaroon, grainy cereal and angel food cake with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a long rum barrel, pecan pie, mineral and spice finish. Excellent smoothness and elegance with an intriguing añejo rum like quality.
International Review of Spirits Award: GOLD MEDAL Rating: 93 points (Exceptional)

Forty Creek John’s Private Cask No. 1
Deep amber copper colour. Bright caramelized nut, roasted grain, malt-o-meal, and peppery spice aromas have a nice mature bourbon barrel quality with a supple, satiny dry-yet-fruity full body and a long layered, nut pie, cocoa, mossy stone, and spice finish. A contemplative sipper.
International Review of Spirits Award: GOLD MEDAL Rating: 92 points (Exceptional)
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Canadian Whisky Awards 2011

Forty Creek John’s Private Cask No 1 takes home three prestigious awards at the Canadian Whisky Awards.

John's Private Cask No. 1 was a three-time winner, earning Whisky of the Year, Best New Whisky, and Connoisseur Whisky of the Year. In announcing the awards, Chairman of the Judges, Davin de Kergommeaux, dubbed it "a real spice monster."

John Hall, recipient of the three awards was delighted. "Forty Creek fans expect innovation and excitement. I try not to disappoint."
   
 
 
   
Image with caption: "Whisky Maker, John Hall, of Kittling Ridge Estate Wines and Spirits receives his award for Canadian Whisky of the Year from Chairman of the Judges, Davin de Kergommeaux. Hall won the awards for his Forty Creek John's Private Cask No.1.

Additional awards for Forty Creek include three Silver medals for Forty Creek Barrel Select, Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve and Forty Creek Confederation Oak.

About the Canadian Whisky Awards
Each year the Canadian Whisky Awards recognize the very best Canadian whiskies and encourage distillers to maintain the highest standards for making whisky. To be eligible to compete, whiskies must be distilled and matured in Canada. An independent panel of whisky writers, bloggers, and journalists selects the winners after blind tasting each whisky. Operated on a not-for-profit basis, the Canadian Whisky Awards are fully independent of the Canadian whisky industry.
   

   

November, 2011
Forty Creek Whisky featured on CH Morning Live!


Did you know that our region is not only known for its wines, but also for its whiskey. Spirits expert Sylvia Giardino is here with one of the local favorites - Forty Creek Whisky.
Click here to view the CHCH Forty Creek Whisky segment.
 
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September 19, 2011

We are also pleased to announce that the second Lot of Confederation Oak:
Lot # 1867-B, will be released in early October.
   

   

June 7, 2011


FORTY CREEK WHISKY SIGNS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST – DAWSON REIGNS!

Forty Creek is pleased to announce their sponsorship of country music star Dawson Reigns. This sponsorship pairs a rising Canadian country artist with North America’s fastest growing Canadian whisky, bringing Canadian creativity and talent together.

At Forty Creek Whisky, they believe the same patience, passion and creativity that goes into making a quality whiskey is mirrored in a music performer’s creative process. John Hall, Forty Creek Whisky maker explains – “Whisky makers and music performers – we are both artists committed to our craft. Like Dawson, my greatest enjoyment and pride is seeing my product being enjoyed by fans. We are proud to support Dawson in his creative journey and we believe our Forty Creek fans will enjoy his talent.”

On signing this latest sponsorship this is what Dawson had to say – “I am so excited to have Forty Creek be a part of my music career. This is a top notch company with an owner that is dedicated to both his product and all the people who drink it. I was lucky enough to have met John Hall a couple of years ago and it left a lasting impression on me. I had hoped that one day we would be able to work together and that day has arrived! This is a great tasting product and I can’t wait to share it with all my fans. They’re gonna love it!”

For further information on Dawson Reigns please go to: www.dawsonreigns.com/


   

   
The Forty Creek Gold Rush

On the heels of winning three gold medals at the International Review of Spirits in 2010 and gold at the International Whisky Competition and Connoisseur Whisky of the Year - Multiple Markets at the Canadian Whisky Awards, and Canadian Whisky of the Year from Malt Advocate 2010, Forty Creek has continued its quest for gold.


We’ve just won another 3 Gold Medals for 2011 at the International Review of Spirits in Chicago, Top 10 New Whiskies of the Year from Malt Advocate and most recently Double Gold Medal at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011 for Forty Creek Confederation Oak. The Double Gold Medal is reserved for the whisky that received a unanimous vote for a Gold Medal by all the judges. This year there were 33 judges at the competition. This is the second time Forty Creek Whiskies have won Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition . The 2006 Double Gold Medal was won by Forty Creek Barrel Select.

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Canadian Whisky of the Year

February 19, 2011

Malt Advocate Magazine, during the unveiling of their 17th annual whisky awards, announced today that Forty Creek John K. Hall Confederation Oak Reserve has won the Canadian Whisky of the Year Award.

John Hansell, editor of the Malt Advocate stated “ Forty Creek Confederation Oak is perhaps the finest Canadian Whisky I have ever tasted. It is an outstanding whisky achieving classic status”. Hansell went on to say, “We love the whisky’s creamy texture, along with its gentle sweetness and lovely fruit.
Both distinctive and very drinkable, it’s an outstanding effort!”

Indeed Forty Creek Confederation received the highest tasting score ever for a Canadian Whisky.

John Hall, Forty Creek Whisky Maker stated “considering the 1000’s & 1000’s of whiskies that have been rated by the Malt Advocate, to be ranked as one of the top highest scoring whiskies in the world is wonderful and receiving the Championship of Canadian Whisky, the Canadian Whisky of the Year Award, well, its’ like winning a gold medal at the Olympics of Whisky.”

Both Hall & Forty Creek have been frequent visitors to the podium. In 2007 Malt Advocate awarded Mr. Hall their prestigious Pioneer of the Year Award, in 2008 Whisky Magazine in their Icons of Whisky Competition awarded Hall’s distillery with their Distillery of the Year and Whisky Ambassador awards. Forty Creek has won countless gold and double gold tasting medals at many prestigious international tasting competitions.

When asked what does it take to make gold medal winning whiskies, Hall candidly states “There are 5 key ingredients, great grains, great stills, great barrels, patience and passion.”

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