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Forty Creek Barrel Select

Wow!  $20 a bottle for this.   This stuff is amazing value and simply a terrific whisky.  The fact you can't get this in the UK is an international crime Interpol should investigate.  Comes in at 40% ABV with a soft, light nose that hints at the oak to come.  The taste is smooth but does have some pepper heat that fades away to reveal amazing caramel, toffee and bitter dark chocolate.  Slightly drying, stringent finish with the final lingering finish of bitter and toasted oak that stays with you like a great melody, until you can't tell if you are still tasting it or just still thinking about it.

Complex and brilliant value.  Stop reading this, get up, go out and buy some now.   Unless you live in the UK in which case write to your MP demanding Canada be forced to export this.

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  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Type: Blend
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No

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