Forty Creek is one of my favorite Canadian Whiskeys. At the price you found, I would definitely buy a few of the 1.75 bottles. I think it is a good whiskey for what it is, a Canadian Whiskey. It is not a Bourbon, it is not a Scotch. I enjoy all of those styles (along with Irish and Tennessee). Basically I like whiskey. I prefer Forty Creek to Crown Royal but everyone has different tastes.
This stuff makes an interesting rye-and-ginger, as I'm just finding out. The flavour of the whisky really stands out.