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Forty Creek Evolution Tasting notes and reviews

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Forty Creek Evolution

Brand
Forty Creek
Expression
Evolution
Type
Canadian Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Forty Creek Distillery Ltd
Website
www.fortycreekwhisky.com
Availability
USA & Canada

Chris Goodrum

72
Nose
Initially the aromas are quite shy, but there is plenty of dense, slightly spicy oak along with soy sauce, wheat flakes, dried balsamic fruit and a light spice note. With time some grainy spirit puts in an appearance.
Palate
Slightly watery with sweet spice, dried sultana, white grape and oak. Hugely tannic with some creamy notes attempting to offset, and like the nose some grainy spirit notes come through.
Finish
Dry and tannic, with the grainy spirit prevalent.
Comment
It feels like a moderately aged grain whisky which has succumbed to the oak.

Martine Nouet

76
Nose
Rich creamy toffee. Butterscotch. Makes me think of a millionnaire shortbread. A lively grassy note in the back. Lemon balm. Fresh tangerine juice. Multilayered. With water, orange blossom honey.
Palate
Smooth and round. Toffee with a fruity sour note. Then fresh oak and spices. Not as multilayered as on the nose.
Finish
Rather short. Slowly soothing on a nutty flavour.
Comment
The nose is enticing. The palate does not hold all the promises. A young bourbon?
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