Browse our whisky database by the type of whisky. Different types of whisky often have distinct charactistics and flavours associated with them.
The best whiskies in the world 2017, Icons of Whisky Global winners and the conclusion to this year's Battle of the Blends
Forty Creek Barrel Reserve
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 A gentle dram. Soft and rich. Soothes your worries away.
Forty Creek Barrel Select
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 8 The richest-tasting Canadian whisky I have tasted. Wins points for luxury.
Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 4 Stylish. Though the oak has a big say, the spirit is holding its own well.
Forty Creek Evolution
Blended - Canada - 43.00% 7 It feels like a moderately aged grain whisky which has succumbed to the oak.
Forty Creek Heart Of Gold
Blended - Canada - 43.00% 8 I loved this for the subtle and delicious flavours. Masterly
Forty Creek John K Hall Double Barrel
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 6 Not working for me.
Forty Creek John K Hall Small Batch Reserve
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 Interesting nose but the palate does not quite fulfil the expectations. Oak speaks too loud at times.
Forty Creek Three Grain
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 In palate, the closer of the two to the Canadian tradition. Wins points for that attribute. I could drink quite a few of these.
Gibson's Finest 12 Years Old
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 Pleasant and well-balanced, with a freshness and confidence.
Gibson's Finest 18 Years Old
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 8 Appetising, Very enjoyable.
Gibson's Finest Sterling
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 Is there enough of a bridge between the youngest and oldest whiskies?
Gooderham & Worts Four Grain
Blended - Canada - 44.40% 8 I certainly wasn't expecting the oak fest on the finish! Not exactly subtle but entertaining nevertheless.
JP Wiser's Hopped Whisky
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 Tasted blind you could easily mistake this for a Scottish grain whisky
Blended - Canada - 42.00% 6 I remain baffled, but will be using the remnants of the sample to make a cocktail.
Revel Stoke Spiced Whisky
Blended - Canada - 45.00% 7 Well made.
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 3 ?For me a rum. Makes me think of Angostura rums… Bizarre. Now that I know what I tasted… a Canadian whisky.
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 A well put together dram with a solid oak frame.
Seagram's VO GOld
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 Rye is well brought in without oak overwhelming. Water brings in a nice minty freshness.
Seagram's VO GOld 8 Years Old
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 8 Light and delicate, but beautifully composed.
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 6 Another example of a “worked upon” whisky. Rather dismantled in its sweetness.
Wiser's 18 Years Old
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 8 A well integrated combination of fruit and oak. A dram for uplifting hikers back from a wet walk.
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 Does not reflect a quality spirit. Looks as if it had been sweetened.
Blended - Canada - 43.00% 7 All that caramel dress up seems to hide an immature spirit. Has it been aged in decent wood? One can wonder.