Forty Creek Confederation Oak was awarded
Malt Advocate's Canadian Whisky of the Year.
My friend just got a bottle of the confederation oak... I'm going over there tomorrow to try it
Is this available in Nor Cal? How much does it run?
"It hasn't cured my broken heart, but it sure helps a lot."
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.
"Good" may be subjective, but that doesn't mean it's arbitrary.
Sounds good but I am not sure what to make of "dusty rye"...is that good or bad or neutral?
"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