Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve (Lot 1867-F), 40%

Price: $50 Issue: Spring 2016 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Each batch is a little bit different, this one leaning to sweet orchard fruits, nutty barley, and hot spicy rye. Butterscotch and vanilla on the nose translate well onto the palate. Brisk peppery spice underlies developing layers, adding another dimension of complexity to an already broad range of flavors. Hints of oak tannins on the finish remind us this was finished in Canadian wood.