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Pike Creek 10 Year Old Canadian Whisky, 70cl

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Take a step outside and you’ll discover what you didn’t know was missing – a reward for your curiosity that immediately feels like a part of who you are. Pike Creek is the whisky that can take you there. From how it’s matured to its rum-barrel finish, it’s a step outside the ordinary.

Overall: I’m not sure I’ve ever had such an irredeemably awful glass of whisky. The liquid provides ample warning of what’s to come with its repugnant aroma, and those that fail to heed the signs will be greeted by an increasingly wretched experience, right down to the unmercifully long finish. Maybe it would have been more bearable if the “Elements” that “Crafted” it had been allowed another 3 years to work. If you happen to see some of these bottles still lying around on sale, I can’t say this often or loudly enough: Do Not Buy This Whisky. Tasting Notes "The port wood influence is strong and pleasant on the nose, suggesting raisins and ripe red fruits. Though lightweight on the palate, it is not light on flavors as blood orange, ginger, and mild baking spices make their presence known. Due to the modest ABV, this whisky has just enough heat to let the port flavors and wood tannins merge to a balanced finish.Sampled in a Glencairn glass without water.Colour: Pale to medium amber. Good legs down the glass.Nose: Starts very subdued and subtle but then comes a very pleasant fruity smell, possibly raisins. Taste… About a year later the Cabernet Sauvignon casks yielded 2,058 bottles of Pike Creek, exclusive to the LCBO. As a scholar in oak management, Livermore knew that the majority of the wine flavours trapped in the oak would diffuse into the whisky in 200 days. Anything past that point would create a concentrating effect due to evaporation losses of alcohol, otherwise known as Angel's share.

Michael – I get a lot of caramel in the middle, along with those spices you associate with a cinnamon roll. Like a breakfast baked good. The barrels also house an endless source of inspiration for Hiram Walker Master Blender Dr Don Livermore's Pike Creek whisky releases. This growing series elevates Corby's wood management program to euphoric levels by finishing their whisky in a new barrel type for each release. The latest, Pike Creek 15-year-old is finished in Ontario Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels.Finish: Medium-long, unfortunately. Warming, with a little bit of caramel and oak mixed with the unrelenting vodka notes. Finishes with a bit of port wine, which finally tastes slightly like something real. This is, however, marred by the sudden appearance of charcoal bitterness, which is all that remains when the finish fades. Pike Creek is a new-ish product, having come out only a couple of years ago, from Corby Distilleries. While John Hall and Forty Creek gets all the awards, attention and ink, Corby has quietly been rel…

This new version of Pike Creek is still aged 10 years, but has been finished in rum barrels and the ABV increased to 42%Nose: a bit hot at first. Then the typical Canadian wet stone and caramel aromas…

Pike Creek is a 10-year-old double-barreled Canadian whisky, and, despite the poor reputation of some Canadian whisky, this one is full-flavoured and mellow, a blend of oak-aged whisky finished in vin…

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