Canadian Whisky - Blended

This bottle is currently not available for sale.This bottle is currently not available through Proof66.

Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve Canadian Whisky

Rating Information

  • Proof66 Rating
    612 / 904
    Rabble Rating
    5.0 / 5.0
    Price (USD)
    $70
    Proof
    80.0
    N/A

Rating Description

Tier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Whiskey category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.

Proof66 Notes

Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve is a blend of the individually aged corn, rye, and barley spirits that are "married" together for an additional aging. The "confederation oak" is in reference to the aging completed in barrels from a nearby Canadian grove... that is, this whisky is aged not in American ex-bourbon barrels (as is typical) but Canadian oak.

A positive review from the 2012 Beverage Testing Institute said it had "excellent smoothness and elegance with an intriguing anejo rum like quality." They followed it up in 2013 calling it "hedonistic."

About the Producer:

Kittling Ridge is in Ontario, Canada near the Niagara Escarpment and takes its name from the ridge that separates the "growing conditions" for the winery. The winery was purchased in 1992 by John Hall, who also owns Forty Creek Whisky. His background is in wine and has led to a distinctive and unique approach to distilling spirits. In her (excellent!) book 99 Drams of Whiskey self-proclaimed "accidental hedonist" Kate Hopkins interviewed John Hall and quoted him saying, "I respect the traditions surrounding whiskey but coming from a winemakers' background, I am not tied to them."

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2011
  • 2013

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014

Wine Enthusiast

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.
Wuli27 Wuli27 (34) (2014-03-06)
A stunning whisky.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Login to vote or comment on this review.
We are currently working on tagging every bottle on our site with keywords (that's over 7,000 bottles!), but we haven't made it to this bottle yet.
Here are the barcodes we have collected from various sizes of this bottle. If you have additional barcodes please submit them to us!
      See an error? We try very hard to have accurate information for every bottle, but sometimes we miss something or just plain get it wrong. If you see any information or data that is in error for this bottle, please report the error to us and we'll get it corrected right away. Cheers!

      Advertisements

      Join Mora

      Related Products