Pike Creek 21-year-old

Overall rating
83.18/100
votes
13
Whiskybase ID
WB103102
Category
Canadian Whisky
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Finished in Speyside Single Malt Casks
Vintage
1996
Bottled
14.07.2017
Stated Age
21 years old
Number of bottles
3900
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
54SL24 L17195
Barcode
048415540315
Added on
03 nov 2017 2:34 pm by R E M S

Average value

€ 90.50

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13 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Pike Creek 21-year-old

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.18 points.

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    One of the better Canadian, but still far from being really interesting, everything is too smooth and tense for that. But nice maple syrup aroma.
    • Nose
      On the nose very sweet, graining, vanilla, maple syrup, a hint of oak, you can smell the soft, grain-like nose of a Canadian, no alcohol, that's very positive.
    • Taste
      Strong in the mouth at the beginning, somewhat tingly, surprisingly robust, sweet, vanilla, oak, maple syrup. Good and unspectacular.
    • Finish
      Finish: the aromas draw into the finish, there it becomes tart, the oak and the age are more evident, also the grainy aromas, slightly musty orange. All pretty short.

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Those who like Canadian whiskeys because of their soft and drinkable nature will definitely get their money's worth here. Very pleasant to drink and with appealing aromas in smell and taste, it weakens on the finish due to its low persistence. Unfortunately, this makes it somewhat arbitrary and interchangeable, with no unpleasant tendencies whatsoever, just a bit boring.
    • Nose
      A fairly sweet syrupy scent prevails, a mixture of sugar beet syrup and maple syrup, accompanied by lots of vanilla, the spicy rye part is recognizable, as well as a certain corn aroma towards caramelized popcorn, a hint of freshly baked sourdough bread, the aromatic wood note is somewhat reserved, but is quite multifaceted and ranges from toasted oak to dry coniferous wood and pine cones, overall very flattering and without alcoholic tendencies
    • Taste
      Initially a very soft mouthfeel on entry, sweet maple syrup spreads, then it starts to tingle a bit, spicy rye is complemented by aromatic oak with lots of vanilla and a subtle fruitiness towards apple pie with cinnamon, a nice sweetness of caramelized popcorn and sweetcorn delivers the basic framework
    • Finish
      Very short and clean, clear vanilla and maple syrup with very mild toasted oak fade away and it's gone, a sterile and somewhat alcoholic mouthfeel develops, only a slight raisin sweetness in the aftertaste and a small trace of orange peel remain as a reminder of the whiskey

  4. AnnEm scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Mashbill: probably mostly corn, with some rye.

    A mild whiskey that looks rather unspectacular at the beginning, but which is well integrated and very harmonious. It pays to devote time and attention to this quiet step.

    Lots of caramel, toffee and vanilla, with a pleasant natural corn sweetness. Everything looks very round and set. No rough edges. Withdrawn fruity notes that are worth discovering: apple compote with cinnamon and sugar, cherry syrup, ripe honeydew melon. Wood and rye spices provide a bit of bite on the palate. The fruity notes seem more "standard" here (set cherry), unfortunately they do not reach the concentrated, syrupy density as in the nose. I find it fine and slightly melty, which is also reflected in the finish. After a few sips, it also comfortably occupies the oral cavity.

    A nice, gentle stepper. Very pleasant throughout.

  5. claymore84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 08-18-2020.

  6. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this in a special event with the Wiser's rep... this was the first glass we tasted as it's overshadowed by the new 12yo Rum cask finished.  Would love to know more about the Speyside casks that were used.

    I didn't write any notes because it seemed a little unremarkable IMO.  Its good whiskey, just not interesting enough for my palate.  It also doesn't come off as 21 years old.  As a Canadian whiskey with a rye component it seems so soft and almost over aged or watered down to be really my cup of tea.

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