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    Forty Creek - Johnís Private Cask

    Bottle reservations for the 2011 Limited Release of Johnís Private
    Cask No. 1 will open on Tuesday, May 17th, at 12:00 pm (noon).

    John's Private Cask No. 1 will retail for $69.95.

    Due to provincial and federal regulations, this offer is only available
    in Ontario, Canada. Unfortunately, we cannot ship bottles. They
    must be purchased and picked up at the distillery in Grimsby, Ontario.

    More info here.
    John Q.
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    Re: Forty Creek - Johnís Private Cask

    Anyone try this yet? Initial reports look quite promising.

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    Re: Forty Creek - Johnís Private Cask

    It's one of his best yet. I really enjoy it!
    Publisher and Editor of Whisky Advocate magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnHansell View Post
    It's one of his best yet. I really enjoy it!
    John, I thought I read in either your blog or Davin's that this would indeed be shipped to the US. Not the case?


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    Did some digging on Davin's site...looks like it's Canadian only. Bummer!

    http://www.canadianwhisky.org/news-views/forty-creek-johns-private-cask-no-1.html
    Josh

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    Re: Forty Creek - Johnís Private Cask

    Quote Originally Posted by MacinJosh View Post
    John, I thought I read in either your blog or Davin's that this would indeed be shipped to the US. Not the case?
    As I wrote in the original post:

    "They must be purchased and picked up at the distillery in Grimsby,
    Ontario."

    On a related note, The Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve was
    MAs Canadian Whisky of the Year (Feb. 2011.)

    According to Canadian Whisky:

    "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. Thatís 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."

    I realize the FCCOR is different from the JPCask but has anyone seen
    the FCCOR in the US? Or any idea who the "key retailers" might be?
    John Q.
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    Re: Forty Creek - Johnís Private Cask

    Yes, John Hall told me it will be coming to the U.S.
    Publisher and Editor of Whisky Advocate magazine.

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    Re: Forty Creek - Johnís Private Cask

    Confederation Oak was really nice. John, can you make a comparison between the two?

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    All I can say John Q. is when this last bit is gone....I'm going to shed a tear!

    This bottle has single-handily changed my opinion of Canadian Whisky.


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    Re: Forty Creek - Johnís Private Cask

    Both Confederation Oak and John's Private Cask No. 1 are very robust flavourful whiskies. They are different, but both taste good and feel fantastic in your mouth. While it would be difficult to choose a favourite, the Private Cask is loaded with "Wow Factor." Both are reviewed on my site.

    For those who wonder where Confederation Oak was sold in the U.S. someone - maybe John Hansell - posted an i-phone picture of it in a shop some place in Texas. It sold out VERY quickly. If the Private Cask comes to the U.S. I suggest you buy it the first time you see it, and then do us all a favour and tell us about it so we don't get another season of doubting Thomases.

    Davin

 

 

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