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    Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    Anyone else here like the standard Forty Creek? I have had a couple of half-pints (plastic bottle oddly enough) and it found it very tasty, especially for only 80 proof.

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    Yes, Forty Creek is a very favorable expression of the Canadian style.

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    Cheap enough not to feel bad using it as a mixer yet good enough to do fine on its own,although a bit sweet for my tastes.Pretty good in a Manhattan with equal part sweet and dry vermouth and a touch more on the bitters side as well.Summertime I usually keep this around for guests which I serve with ginger ale and a cherry garnish light and sweet.
    "To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human."
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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    I meant to say flavorful, our brief fling with Spring weather caused enough stuff to bloom to fill our neighborhood with pollen which has caused my head to be stuffed up.

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    If this stuff was barrel proof it would be my favorite.

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    I agree, an excellent product and good value. A high proof version would be great though.

    Gary

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    I would hate to think how poor I would be if they actually did release a barrel proof. Butterscotch heaven!

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    This is by far my favorite Canadian Whiskey.

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    The standard is the Barrel Select. I get a too much sherry in the profile for me to really enjoy it. I am a big fan of the Copper Pot Reserve which is close to the same price and 86 proof.

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    Re: Forty Creek Barrel Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    I agree, an excellent product and good value. A high proof version would be great though.

    Gary
    If John Hall put out a high proof version he would have to give up his Canadian passport.

    True story, I asked him two years ago at a tasting why the vast majority of Canadian whisky was bottled at the bare minimum 40%. His response (paraphrased) was that at high proofs whisky is too closed on the nose and palate and that water releases all the flavours ...

 

 

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