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cowdery
08-31-2009, 15:24
Do you know that Forty Creek Canadian Whisky is a Sazerac brand?

Indirectly, it is.

Sazerac has a division called Gemeni. They are an importer, which means they license the U.S. marketing rights but don't own the brands they sell. One of their brands is Forty Creek Canadian Whisky. I thought John Hall, the distiller who also owns the distillery and winery where Forty Creek is made, did that himself, but this makes more sense.

fishnbowljoe
08-31-2009, 15:36
I have a bottle of Forty Creek. It's a pretty nice whiskey. I was so into Canadian whiskies for the longest time. It's better that CC, but not sure if it surpasses Crown Royal or not. Joe

PS. I still have a soft spot in my heart for Canadian whiskies.

gordymohr
08-31-2009, 16:15
The only Canadian whiskey I drink now is Gibsons. The 12 yo is nice, the 18 yo is stunning. But Ive recently been sampling the Bourbon Cask Gibsons, Best of both worlds!

fishnbowljoe
08-31-2009, 16:29
Well, you should know. I respect your Canadian point of view. I'll keep my eyes open for the Gibson's. Joe

ratcheer
08-31-2009, 16:54
I saw the Forty Creek at Alabama ABC, the other day. I considered buying it, but held back. Is it 100% rye? Is it something I should try? (I sound like Dr. Seuss.)

Tim

gordymohr
08-31-2009, 17:35
To me, it tastes like cough syrup. I bought a small 375ml plastic bottle to try. Medicinal purposes only.

jburlowski
09-01-2009, 05:58
One of the best Canadian whiskies you can buy! Definitely worth a try.

jburlowski
09-01-2009, 06:03
Do you know that Forty Creek Canadian Whisky is a Sazerac brand?

Indirectly, it is.

Sazerac has a division called Gemeni. They are an importer, which means they license the U.S. marketing rights but don't own the brands they sell. One of their brands is Forty Creek Canadian Whisky. I thought John Hall, the distiller who also owns the distillery and winery where Forty Creek is made, did that himself, but this makes more sense.

Among many other brands (http://www.geminispiritswine.com/), they also import the excellent Connemara Irish whisky .

DeanSheen
09-01-2009, 07:13
One of the best Canadian whiskies you can buy! Definitely worth a try.

<snarky unproductive comment deleted, amusement retained>

unclebunk
09-01-2009, 07:45
I saw the Forty Creek at Alabama ABC, the other day. I considered buying it, but held back. Is it 100% rye? Is it something I should try? (I sound like Dr. Seuss.)
Tim

You might like it on a hike. You could drink it on a bike...:grin:

unclebunk
09-01-2009, 07:51
I'be been tempted to pick up a bottle myself on a few occasions. I think I saw it at Binny's for $20 and on sale for $18 elsewhere. I don't ever recall seeing Gibson's and would like to try Alberta Premium but it is unavailable in these parts. You would think an award winning whiskey of this caliber would make it into the American market, but no such luck. Any thoughts on the Wiser's line of products?

cowdery
09-01-2009, 12:01
I saw the Forty Creek at Alabama ABC, the other day. I considered buying it, but held back. Is it 100% rye? Is it something I should try? (I sound like Dr. Seuss.)

Tim

It is not 100% rye. In fact, Hall makes an all-corn, an all-rye and an all-malt whiskey, ages them separately, then blends them. I think it's pretty good for a Canadian, but it is squarely in the Canadian style, for better or worse.