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Pike Creek

Pike Creek
10 Year Old Canadian Whisky Finished In Port Barrels

Category: Canadian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29.99

Pike Creek
10 Year Old Canadian Whisky Finished In Port Barrels

Category: Canadian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of dried citrus peels, maple sugar, praline, and sandalwood incense with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, appealing, breezy finish displaying notes of flan with raisins, nutskin, cedar, and pepper finish. A nice, mellow nutty Canadian whisky.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: dried citrus peels, maple sugar, praline, and sandalwood incense
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of flan with raisins, nutskin, cedar, and pepper
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails, on the rocks and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Hot Toddy, Blood & Sand, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice, mellow nutty Canadian whisky.

The Producer or Importer

Corby Distilleries Limited

The Producer or  Importer
225 King Street West, Suite 1100
Toronto, ON M5V 3M2
Canada
1 416-479-2400

Canadian Whisky

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Canadian Whisky is made primarily from corn or wheat, with a supplement of rye, barley, or barley malt. There are no Canadian government requirements when it comes to the percentages of grains used in the mash bill. Unlike Bourbons, they are aged, primarily in used oak barrels. The minimum age for Canadian Whisky is three years, with most brands being aged four to six years. Virtually all Canadian whiskies (except the pot-distilled malt whiskies of Glenora in Nova Scotia) are blended from different grain whiskies of different ages. Bulk Canadian Whiskies are usually shipped in barrels to their destination country where they are bottled. These bulk whiskies are usually bottled at 40% ABV (80 proof) and are usually no more than four years old. "Bottled in Canada" whiskies generally have older components in their blends and are bottled at 43.4% ABV (86.8 proof).

Canadian whiskies, as with their American cousins, originated on the farm. These early whiskies were made primarily from rye. In time most Canadian distillers turned to corn, wheat, and other grains, but Canadians continue to refer to their whisky as "Rye" even though the mash bill for most Canadian Whisky is now predominantly a mix of corn, wheat, and barley, with only a modest proportion of rye for flavor, which results in a lighter-bodied spirit.