She was very kind to send me a sample from this bottle:
Copper Pot Reserve
You can read Johanne's very good blog post about this bottling here:
Here are my own short thoughts about this very nice whisky:
Forty Creek Copper Pot Reserve 43%
Nose : Grainy, sweet and slightly youthful.
Palate : Fullbodied, sherried. creamy, the flavours are really bold from what you would expect from the somewhat laidback nose.. Very sweet-fruity on the palate, cherries, lychees, peach on a back of wood and spices
Finish : Medium
The 3% higher ABV brings out a little more creamyness of the Forty Creek Whisky
A very delicious and drinkable Canadian Whisky. This will for sure appeal to fans of ex-sherry casked whisky.
I can't help compare this to malt whisky, which this whisky is much closer to in style than bourbon. The main difference is the grainy flavours with some clearly different components, a bit of rye spice particular, and then the creamy vanillaed texture with gives a solid base for the fruity sherried whisky.
I had a short post about my visit to Forty Creek here