Re: Forty Creek John K Hall Small Batch Reserve
Good day to all,
I have quite a different impression of the J.K. Hall Small Batch Reserve than the other posters. At the end of the day, personal preferences have the final say which makes this hobby very interesting. However, Velocci, I would encourage you to give the whisky another go. You may find that you just don't like it. But, it is hard to imagine (although, I could be wrong) that it is a tainted bottle considering it is from a small batch of only 6000 bottles. Unless, of course, your cork was damaged when you opened up it up. And, YES, Knolly it is a limited edition. The last I heard, in Canada, it is sold only in Ontario and some States - Texas comes to mind.
I poured myself a dram last night and, well, sweet, oui...one dimensional, non.
Colour: golden auburn
Nose: sweet biscuit, mixed nuts, spice, gentle oak
Taste: peanut brittle, bourboney spice, rye -soft edges, simple syrup, buttery sweet roasted corn
Finish: lingering spicey and roasted nut ending
I have on other occasions tasted toffee-chocolate, but that wasn't coming through last night. The rye is quite gentle, but it doesn't roll over either. That is why I have described it in the context of "soft edges".