WHISKEY WEDNESDAY // So I have been fascinated by wood + how different types affect the flavour profile of whisk(e)y. While the majority of whiskey is aged in American Oak or European Oak, this featured whiskey of the week is something special: it spends time in Canadian Oak casks! Say whaaaat?
Well, to get real with you for a second, Canadian Oak + American Oak are the same, they're both "White Oak" or quercus alba. But where they differ is in climate. Ontario's colder climate yields a tighter grained oak which in theory releases more aromatic compounds (think eugenol (cloves), lactones (spice + coconut) and vanillin). --------------
@wearefortycreek Confederation Oak
PROFILE // Citrus, Honeyed Nuts, Maple, Vanilla, Dried Dark Fruits, Pepper + Oak
STYLE // Bold + Sweet
GREAT FOR // Trying a blended Whiskey with a unique flavour profile. Drinking with dessert.
TYPE // Canadian Whisky (Corn, Rye + Barley)
LOCATION // Grimsby, Ontario
AGE // 6 Years (2 in Canadian Oak)
ABV // 40%
PRICE // $$ ______
Have you tried it? What are your thoughts? Let me know below!