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Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve


750ml, bottle

Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve celebrates the intricate flavors imparted by double aging. This Canadian whisky undergoes a unique process where individual rye, barley, and corn whiskies are extra-aged before being married and then further matured in once-used Bourbon barrels. The result is a complex and flavorful whisky that appeals to both casual sippers and whisky enthusiasts.



The initial whiff is a delightful dance between sweet and spicy elements. Imagine the spice of a freshly baked apple pie wafting towards you – hints of cinnamon, clove, and maybe even a touch of nutmeg fill the air. These warm spices are a signature of the rye whisky used in the blend and set the stage for a flavorful experience. However, beneath the spice, a subtle sweetness emerges. A touch of vanilla and a hint of caramel peek through, hinting at the additional aging in Bourbon barrels. This interplay between sweet and spice creates a complex and inviting aroma.


The first sip confirms the complexity promised by the aroma. Imagine a wave of cinnamon, followed by a gentle warmth from clove. This spicy character comes primarily from the rye whisky in the blend. However, as the spice subsides, a touch of sweetness emerges to balance things out. Hints of vanilla and caramel, introduced by the Bourbon barrel aging, wash over your palate, creating a pleasant counterpoint to the spice.


As the whiskey lingers on your tongue, you might detect a hint of fruit. Imagine a fleeting note of apple or pear, adding a layer of unexpected intrigue. This fruity element might come from the corn whisky used in the blend or from subtle esters developed during the fermentation process.  It adds a touch of freshness and keeps the flavor profile interesting. Don’t be surprised if a hint of nutmeg reappears alongside the fruit, adding a touch of warmth and baking spice complexity.


The finish of Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve is long and warming, ensuring a satisfying conclusion. The spice remains the most prominent element, with lingering notes of cinnamon and a touch of oak from the aging barrels. However, the vanilla and caramel sweetness also make a final appearance, preventing the finish from becoming overly dry. This interplay between sweet and spicy lingers on your tongue, leaving a memorable impression.

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Forty Creek


750ml, bottle


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