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The Forager Botanical, 40%

Price: $27 Issue: Fall 2020 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

This gem from Forty Creek revives the tradition of adding herbs to whisky. Subdued
toffee on the nose rolls into a general earthiness, followed by prune juice and gentle
spirit. The palate immediately shows white pepper with sweet soothing caramels
behind, finishing in a long, vaguely woody herbal essence. Added herbs subtly
enhance the whisky flavors rather than offering their own. If ever a whisky sparkled,
this is it. $35 CAD