Top 20 Whiskies of 2018

#12 • Forty Creek Unity

  • Rank: 12
  • Year: 2018
  • Score: 92
  • Price: $75
  • ABV: 43%
  • Style: Blended whisky
  • Place of Origin: Canada

Master blender Bill Ashburn invited five Forty Creek fans to help him create this year’s special release. It is one of the tastiest new whiskies in recent years from Forty Creek. Rich, luscious caramels, grape jelly, sultanas, sweet red wine, and hot rye spices, with a round and velvety mouthfeel. Forty Creek’s annual releases are collectors’ favorites in Canada and the U.S. Some editions sell in the thousands of dollars, and Unity seems poised to become one of these classics. —Davin de Kergommeaux