I'd like Forty Creek Copper Pot to come down since thats a "normal" release for them and not anything super limited. I'm also glad to see the Pike Creek here even though they did remove the age statement and bottle a younger juice.
Still, I've been slowly introducing my friends to Canadians and they have been pleasantly surprised after trying things like Canadian Mist and deciding they hated whiskies from north of the border. I make yearly trips up to Whistler and often camp in BC so I can often find the good stuff, it's just a shame that BC has insanely high liquor prices, even compared to WA.
Stalk and Barrel releases some of their Malt whisky at cask strength, and some at 46%. http://stalkandbarrel.com/ . Also if you haven't read Davin de Kergommeaux's book - Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert - you should. It is very much worth reading. He's the reviewer for many of the Whisky Advocate's Canadian Whisky reviews. I confess to really, really enjoying the Pike Creek Double Barreled.
Found the Forty Creek yesterday but it was only 80 proof and passed.
Last edited by tanstaafl2; 10-30-2013 at 14:55.
That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…
Nullum Gratuitum Prandium
Ne Illegitimi Carborundum
cask #5: 3 years, 4 months
My advice, do NOT buy unless you try.
I have a bottle of cask #2 (also cask strength) and all I can say is .... it's YOUNG, and doesn't taste like any other malt whisky you've ever tasted. Would I buy another? not until the stuff ages considerably more.
OTOH, there are fans*, so, ymmv
*for a sampling of the fandom go to twitter and search #USATT. Yesterday a few people had a twitter tasting of 4 whiskies & the S&B was discussed first - so near the start of the string.
Last edited by portwood; 10-30-2013 at 17:15.
Yeah, I've heard good things actually, but am naturally skeptical to pay that price for something so young. Would damned near have to try it first.
Another absurdity of Ontario liquor laws. If I want a bottle I have to drive to the distillery and pay $99.95 or have it delivered and pay $117 (including s&h). The distillery ships to the USA and it sells for 30% less - after all transportation costs. F***ING absurd.
Distributor for Stillwaters Stalk & Barrel claims the price in the USA will be $90.