Pike Creek 10 Year Old Whisky
Pike Creek is a Windsor, Ontario suburb that is home to
Hiram Walkers warehouses. The whisky made its celebrated return to store
shelves in 2012 when it was re-released with the previously extinct Lot 40.
Pike Creek 10 Year Old is a top notch Canadian whisky
which gets treated to a finishing period in rum barrels before bottling previously
Pike Creek was finished in Port casks, though the produced changed it to rum
barrels at some point in the 2010s
The Canadian release of Pike Creek is a 10 year old rye
whisky aged in white oak barrels then finished in port pipes. This Pike Creek
expression takes that same 10 year old rye whisky, jacks up the ABV to 42% and
adds a splash of rye to the corn whisky blend. Then, instead of port pipes,
its finished in rum barrels.
"Rich brown sugar and vanilla cannonball out of the
bottle hitting you square with rum barrel influences. Fresh dark fruits such as
figs and plums let you know the rum cannonball is a Vaudeville act.
Honeycomb and toffee drift to vanilla-cola sand blasted with juicy rye grain
spice. These flavors are accentuated by a creamy palate laced with molasses. A
striking mix of fresh-cut lumber and whisky-saturated wood supports Pike Creek
from the first whiff to the last dwindling moment. The flare up of citrus zest
in the finish is the perfect ending to this re-imaging of a classic. "