Welcome back to The Cask! This is the fifth edition of The Cask and I welcome you back to review another fine Whisky! If you missed the fourth edition of The Cask check it out here:

What better day for some info on a good Whisky than on Friday?! It’s time for some new feedback right before you make a run for a tasty adult beverage for the weekend!

Today we take another trip to the Great White North where wonderful Rye based Whisky’s are born. Pike Creek has a pretty cool claim to fame they like to brag about, “Crafted by the Elements” because they age their Whisky in UNHEATED/UNCOOLED warehouses right across the river from me (Detroit area) in Windsor, Ontario. Which I’ve heard has the greatest outdoor temperature variations of any Whisky region in the world. Let’s see how that pays off, because frankly - it sounds cool.

Price: $29.99 - Mid-Level

I think it’s over priced. I believe it would do better in the (admittedly crowded) $20-$24 a bottle range, despite the competition.

Quality: Ice Sipper - 3

If you remember from the last edition of The Cask, here’s the way I do the rankings, 1 being the best.

  1. Sipper
  2. Rocks Sipper
  3. Ice Sipper
  4. Mixer

I don’t know if it’s the unique unregulated aging process or the Port barrels, but this did not work for me on the Rocks. On Ice it was perfectly fine, quite good even. The only problem is that the last real Canadian Whisky I reviewed was $10 less and BETTER. So while I enjoyed this whiskey, I probably wouldn’t purchase it again at this price point, if it was down at that $20 a bottle sweet spot, it might get purchased just to mix it up.

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Frankly, if you’re looking for a good Canadian Whisky I’m not saying you shouldn’t drink Pike Creek, just that Legacy Small Batch is a better Whisky
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Have a great weekend and enjoy a great Whisky! Let me know if you have any feedback or if you have questions about Whisky, I’m always happy to answer!

What are you guys drinking this weekend?