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Forty Creek Copper Pot Reserve

Campari recently paid John Hall somewhere around $200 million for the Forty Creek brand. Products like this show why they will quickly recover that investment. The nose has burnt toffee, dark chocolate, and sticky toffee pudding.   The taste is smooth and sweet, Werther’s Orignals candy with cereals and baked fruits. Some bite pushes through the sweet palate in the finish to balance out the taste. With water a little black tea and caramel. Without water this one is sweet, almost too sweet; John walks right up to the line on this one but doesn’t cross it, clearly showing his skill and mastery of blending. $200 million could turn out to be bargain if Campari can get this quality of product in volume into new markets.

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