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smokinjoe
02-05-2013, 14:01
It looks like Corby has been busy. Saw this article in one of my business trades. I assume this is new news...:


http://www.packagingdigest.com/article/522960-Pike_Creek_10_year_old_whisky_relaunch_replicates_ original_packaging.php

squire
02-05-2013, 14:04
Paging Gary Gillman . . . Mr. Gillman?

tanstaafl2
02-05-2013, 14:44
Hmm, more port finishing. Seems like the latest trend although I guess this has been around the race track once before based on this article.

If I could find it I would at least give it a try in the mid $30's even at 80 proof.

squire
02-05-2013, 15:09
Where are all these Port barrels being sourced? I was under impression the demand for Port has been declining for years and production correspondingly on the downswing for some time now.

portwood
02-05-2013, 16:57
They are NOT using Port barrels from Portugal. They (like Forty Creek for the Port Wood reserve) are using barrels filled with fortified Canadian wine produced in the port style. Note that in Canada the word "port" - until this year or next (can't remember) - is not protected as it is in other parts of the world.

If you like to try everything once, go ahead and buy a bottle of the Pike Creek. IMO, buy a bottle of the Lot no 40 instead, and look for the Wiser's Legacy as well. Note that all three are Corby products - so no brand bias here. I have a bottle of each in the cabinet and both Lot 40 and Legacy are miles ahead of Pike Creek in quality.

Smithford
02-05-2013, 17:17
This was relaunched late last year, alongside the relaunch of Lot 40.

I haven't tried it. I've been wary of Canadian whiskies aged in "Port" barrels ever since making the unfortunate mistake of buying Forty Creek Port Wood Reserve. Don't forget that Canadians make their own "Port" which is just goopy sweet fortified Canadian wine whose used barrels have nothing pleasant to offer whiskey. I don't know if Pike Creek's barrels came from Portugal or Southern Ontario and I'm not inclined to waste $40 finding out.

Davin reviews it here (http://www.canadianwhisky.org/reviews/pike-creek-10-year-old-40-alcvol.html), but he is an evangelist for Canadian Whisky.

oh ... I see Portwood beat me to the punch. He should know. :grin:

Smithford
02-05-2013, 17:28
Actually, scrolling down to the bottom of the page, I found that Mr. Gillman has already weighed in (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?18732-Pike-Creek).

smokinjoe
02-05-2013, 18:16
Actually, scrolling down to the bottom of the page, I found that Mr. Gillman has already weighed in (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?18732-Pike-Creek).

Duuuuhhhh.....Good catch, Smithford. Thanks. A good lesson learned, to check down below before starting what one thinks is a new thread. My apologies.

Josh
02-05-2013, 18:22
Duuuuhhhh.....Good catch, Smithford. Thanks. A good lesson learned, to check down below before starting what one thinks is a new thread. My apologies.

Next time use the search function. Damn noobs.:lol:

smokinjoe
02-05-2013, 18:39
Next time use the search function. Damn noobs.:lol:

I did. I put in, "New cool thread that will generate all kinds of interest, and people will think I'm really neat." Nothing came up, surprisingly... Yep, must be something wrong with the search function...;)

squire
02-05-2013, 18:57
I gotta search first? Aw man . . .