The Pike Creek Canadian Whisky has a flavor similar to Crown Royal (CR) XO but the Pike Creek doesn’t possess the smoothness of CR XO. Pike Creek is very robust in aroma and sweetness. The initial nose of the whisky indicates a caramel-toffee smell.
You can detect spicy-peppery notes during the nosing period. The taste starts out smooth and slowly grows to a spicy-peppery taste around the edges of the tongue. Pike Creek is “crafted by the elements” so I can imagine the maturity process.
The once vintage port barrels or casks that are used in the manufacturing process contract during the winter season and then expand during the hot summers. This process helps to deliver drops of the angel’s share to its heavenly recipients. Once the barrels have literally absorbed whatever Mother Nature can throw at them they hold on till the very end when the Master Blender, Don Livermore, reveals the treasure which lies deep inside the port matured whisky known as Pike Creek Canadian Whiskey.
As you close your eyes, you can visualize the whisky sitting in their barrels within a warehouse located near Windsor, Ontario, Canada and withstanding the constant changes in temperature and elemental forces. Through rain, snow, the heat of the summer and the cold of the winter, the Pike Creek whiskey matures into an awesome and robust whisky.
As you open your eyes, you see a glass of Pike Creek whisky magically appear in your hands. You smile as you sip and take in the wonderful flavor that is Pike Creek Canadian Whisky.
Nose: Rich, spicy-peppery but sweet aroma of dried fruits; slight caramel-toffee scent
Taste/Palate: Sweet but a peppery bite is revealed on the outer edges of the tongue; a mouthful of spiciness
Finish: Strong and robust but slowly subsides to a gentle, smooth and warming caress
Is the Pike Creek Canadian whisky a mystery you glad you discovered?