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    Pike Creek Relaunch

    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/artic..._packaging.php
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    Re: Pike Creek Relaunch

    Paging Gary Gillman . . . Mr. Gillman?

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    Re: Pike Creek Relaunch

    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.
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    Re: Pike Creek Relaunch

    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.

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    Re: Pike Creek Relaunch

    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.
    Last edited by portwood; 02-05-2013 at 16:00.

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    Re: Pike Creek Relaunch

    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, but he is an evangelist for Canadian Whisky.

    oh ... I see Portwood beat me to the punch. He should know.
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    Re: Pike Creek Relaunch

    Actually, scrolling down to the bottom of the page, I found that Mr. Gillman has already weighed in.
    trying to walk a straight line,
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    Re: Pike Creek Relaunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Smithford View Post
    Actually, scrolling down to the bottom of the page, I found that Mr. Gillman has already weighed in.
    Duuuuhhhh.....Good catch, Smithford. Thanks. A good lesson learned, to check down below before starting what one thinks is a new thread. My apologies.
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    Re: Pike Creek Relaunch

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    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.
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    Re: Pike Creek Relaunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Next time use the search function. Damn noobs.
    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...
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