The Forty Creek Canadian whisky brand, owned by Campari, is extremely popular among its large fanbase, especially when it comes to its yearly special releases. Each year, when announcement is made of the release, those who sign up with the distillery before the bottling’s debut can typically choose to pick the number(s) which will appear on their individually numbered bottle(s), up to the number of the total release. Such looks to be the case again with the just unveiled Three Grain Harmony.
Forty Creek Three Grain Harmony, according to the distillery, is its 9th limited release, and only a total of 9,000 bottles are available. For this particular expression it is a blend of corn, barley and rye, the latter two grain types of which are drawn from stock dating back to when Forty Creek’s doors opened back in 1992. This also marks the first time these individual grains have been brought together into one bottling.
Three Grain Harmony is bottled at 43% ABV and prices for around $70 a bottle. Those who want a bottle of it must reserve it through the distillery, making note of what specific individual bottle numbers they want. It must then be picked up at the distillery in Grimsby, Ontario, noted WhiskyCast, during Forty Creek’s special whisky weekend in late September.
Tasting notes from Forty Creek for this whisky are below for your consideration.
Three Grain Harmony starts off with aromas of vanilla, toffee and orange blossom with underlying spice notes. On the palate there are delicate soft flavours of exotic spices with a long dry finish.
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