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    Forty Creek Guess What?

    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.

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    Re: Forty Creek Guess What?

    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

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    Re: Forty Creek Guess What?

    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!
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    Re: Forty Creek Guess What?

    Well, you should know. I respect your Canadian point of view. I'll keep my eyes open for the Gibson's. Joe
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    Post Re: Forty Creek Guess What?

    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.)

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    Re: Forty Creek Guess What?

    To me, it tastes like cough syrup. I bought a small 375ml plastic bottle to try. Medicinal purposes only.
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    Re: Forty Creek Guess What?

    One of the best Canadian whiskies you can buy! Definitely worth a try.
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    Re: Forty Creek Guess What?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    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, they also import the excellent Connemara Irish whisky .
    John B

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    Re: Forty Creek Guess What?

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    One of the best Canadian whiskies you can buy! Definitely worth a try.
    <snarky unproductive comment deleted, amusement retained>
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    Re: Forty Creek Guess What?

    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer View Post
    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
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