Forty Creek Port Wood Reserve 2012 Release

Country: Canada
Type: Canadian
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 45%
Score: 89 points

John Hall’s second release of Port Wood Reserve was the 2012 Canadian Whisky of the Year in the Canadian Whisky Awards, and it’s unusual in that John made his own port wine to season the casks. The nose is fruity with orange, black cherry, vanilla, ginger, and a nice maltiness. The taste is rich and fruity with oak, cinnamon, caramel, toffee, honey, and ginger notes as well as a mild smokiness. The finish is dry, long, and well-balanced between subtle notes of orange peel, honey, and caramel. (January, 2013)

Mark Gillespie

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