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Forty Creek John K Hall Small Batch Reserve Tasting notes and reviews

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Forty Creek John K Hall Small Batch Reserve

Brand
Forty Creek
Expression
John K Hall Small Batch Reserve
Type
Canadian Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Forty Creek Distillery Ltd
Website
www.kittlingridge.com
Availability
US, Canada

Martine Nouet

75
Nose
Balsamic. Eucalyptus. Cigar box. Oak is present.
Palate
Dry and crisp. Burnt apple wood. Chestnut cake. Oak is prevailing but in a pleasant way.
Finish
Dry, quite short.
Comment
Interesting nose but the palate does not quite fulfil the expectations. Oak speaks too loud at times.

Dave Broom

75
Nose
Ripe with lots of new wood and with that a light charred/hickory note. Some hickory. Semisweet and bourbon, but has a certain complexity.
Palate
Briar, polished wood. Dry and slightly tannic. Very firm meaning that the sweetness is obscured by the oak. There's nutmeg, allspice and some black fruit.
Finish
Long slightly tannic.
Comment
The oak is a little heavy-handed and though it has character, there's a lack of balance.
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