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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    Well, there might be something to that given that most Canadian whisky uses grain whisky as a base.

    Still, offering a high proof expression would offer an alternative to those interested and a value option too, i.e., they can add their own water.

    CC issues a whisky that is 100 proof in duty free stores.

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Well, there might be something to that given that most Canadian whisky uses grain whisky as a base.
    Gary
    True, but Forty Creek is supposedly "premium" (and the prices would attest to that) with little (or no?) NGS, so that shouldn't apply to the Double Barrel and limited editions*.


    *the Port-like Wood Reserve @45% and the recent Copper Pot Reserve @43% being the only ones bottled north of 40%.

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    I just picked up another FCBR and a Three Grain version to compare.

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    I think Chuck C has written about what which Forty Creek bottlings have a grain whisky component and which may not.

    To me, all Forty Creek products, even Copper Pot, taste like there is grain whisky in the blend. I could be wrong though.

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    I understand one of Mr. Hall's component whiskys is 100% corn which of course may be called a grain whisky.

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    Having my first pour on the rocks this evening. I really like it. It has a nice vanilla sweetness and a little flirt with sherry. Really easy going down on the rocks due to the 80 proof. Going to try a Manhattan next.

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    A real sleeper here, if this bottle wore a Scotch label it would cost 3 times as much.

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    A real sleeper here, if this bottle wore a Scotch label it would cost 3 times as much.
    As a relatively young NAS whisky, if it were made from 100% malted barley and wore a Scotch label I might pay $78 (3x the price of the Barrel Select), but NOT $180 (3x the price of the Double Barrel Reserve).

    Obviously, the prices you're paying in the USA are lower than what's inflicted on us (in the same province where 40Creek is produced, no less ) but IMO the Barrel Select is priced just right at $26 (better quality at same price as other bottom shelf Canadian whiskies), but the DBR is way overpriced at $60 - so much so, that every two months the local monopoly puts in on "sale" at $5 off.
    Last edited by portwood; 05-09-2013 at 06:20.

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    Barrel Select sells for about $20 around here which says more about our local market than anything else.

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Barrel Select sells for about $20 around here which says more about our local market than anything else.
    $14.99 at Liquor World in Fayetteville Arkansas. What a bargain.

 

 

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