Canadian Whisky - Blended

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Forty Creek John K Hall Small Batch Reserve Canadian Whisky

From: Ontario, Canada Liquor Review Category: Blended Canadian Whisky

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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2007

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2009

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Forty Creek Small Batch Reserve whisky gets its name from that creek. It's distilled with maize (indian corn) being high in sugars and starch. The whisky was limited in release to 3,000 bottles and individually numbered. The whisky is rested in port wood.

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." In March, 2014, Forty Creek Distillery was acquired by Italian-based Gruppo Campari for a reported $180 million.

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