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Megawatt
05-11-2010, 14:39
http://www.fortycreekwhisky.com/whatsnew/default.asp

MarkEdwards
05-15-2010, 18:09
I picked up a bottle of this today. It's not bad. Slightly sweet, and smooth.

Megawatt
05-15-2010, 18:21
I picked up a bottle of this today. It's not bad. Slightly sweet, and smooth.

You're sure it's the same one? The website says Confederation Oak is not being released until September 2010.

MarkEdwards
05-16-2010, 03:32
You're sure it's the same one? The website says Confederation Oak is not being released until September 2010.

Oops, my mistake. I picked up the double barrel.

Megawatt
05-16-2010, 07:20
Oops, my mistake. I picked up the double barrel.

Double Barrel is nice. I picked up a bottle at $14 off the regular price.

craigthom
05-16-2010, 07:58
I'd love to find a whiskey that matched those tasting notes. At 80 proof.

Megawatt
05-16-2010, 08:49
It will be interesting to try this because you don't often find Canadian whisky finished in new oak. I'd like to see how much it resembles a bourbon. I did try Gibson's New Oak some time ago and it was quite good but subtle.

Res/st-or
05-17-2010, 18:09
The tasting notes sounded interesting until anise was mentioned.. Still I would like to take a crack at it. I take it they don't char the barrels... I have the barrel select and it is pleasant but weak as far as 80 proofer Canadians go. I have a feeling Confederation Oak Reserve may be on the weak side also. I guess GTS has toughen up my palate making 80 proofers seem too watered down.

silverfish
10-27-2010, 07:51
John Hansell has posted his review of FCCOR (http://www.whatdoesjohnknow.com/2010/10/26/review-forty-creek-confederation-oak-reserve-2/).
"An outstanding, very distinctive whisky!" with a rating of 95.

Gillman
10-27-2010, 08:44
It's very good, not sure if the Canadian wood really makes a difference but it is distinctive and tasty without being a clone of U.S. straight whiskey. I didn't get any anise in it.

Gary

silverfish
02-19-2011, 05:58
(http://www.whatdoesjohnknow.com/2011/02/19/malt-advocate-whisky-awards-%e2%80%9ccanadian-whisky-of-the-year%e2%80%9d-forty-creek-confederation-oak/)
Forty Creek Confederation Oak was awarded
Malt Advocate's Canadian Whisky of the Year (http://www.whatdoesjohnknow.com/2011/02/19/malt-advocate-whisky-awards-%e2%80%9ccanadian-whisky-of-the-year%e2%80%9d-forty-creek-confederation-oak/).

StraightNoChaser
02-19-2011, 08:11
My friend just got a bottle of the confederation oak... I'm going over there tomorrow to try it :D

Megawatt
02-19-2011, 11:15
My friend just got a bottle of the confederation oak... I'm going over there tomorrow to try it :D

I expect a review!

jinenjo
02-19-2011, 17:11
Is this available in Nor Cal? How much does it run?

dbk
02-19-2011, 17:58
I'm a big fan of this one. A few brief notes (sorry if they belong elsewhere—I'm still learning the site)...

Nose: dusty rye, vanilla, toasted pecans, roast corn on the cob, butter.

Palate: rye (somewhat drying), more toasted pecans, and maple syrup. Rye starts the finish, but fades to vanilla.

Really nice stuff. My favourite Canadian whisky right now.

Jono
02-19-2011, 18:16
Sounds good but I am not sure what to make of "dusty rye"...is that good or bad or neutral?

dbk
02-19-2011, 18:51
Sounds good but I am not sure what to make of "dusty rye"...is that good or bad or neutral?

I meant it as neutral—there just has this sort of "dry, brittle" feel to the rye. It may mean nothing to anyone but me, but "dusty" was the best way I had to describe the sensation.

silverfish
02-20-2011, 05:35
Is this available in Nor Cal? How much does it run?

According to Canadian Whisky (http://www.canadianwhisky.org/news-views/malt-advocates-canadian-whisky-of-the-year-forty-creek-confederation-oak-reserve.html):

"With only 16,800 bottles produced, distiller John Hall of Kittling Ridge
Distillery had originally intended Confederation Oak Reserve as a Canadian
exclusive. However, he finally acquiesced to persistent demand from his
American distributors to supply key retailers in the U.S. That’s a good
thing. Eligibility for the Malt Advocate Awards is limited to whiskies that
have been released in the U.S. during the past calendar year."

Not sure who the "key retailers" are but it is available (somewhere!) in
the USA.