Forty Creek Victory, 43%

Price: $75 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Corn and rye whiskies blended with a tad of Villard Noir Starboard wine commemorate Canada's victory in a battle fought in the War of 1812 where Forty Creek now distills whisky. Toasted oak staves were inserted into half of the fully matured whisky for 2 months. A strong maple nose dissolves into hints of fruitiness, while a sweet palate balances and restrains drying tannins. Fruity, creamy, and mouth-filling with peppery spices. (600 bottles for U.S.)