The Grape & The Grain

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What happened when our Winemaker and Hiram Walker's Master Distiller had a friendly drink together? 

They swapped ideas for two incredible new hand-crafted beverages, then swapped barrels. 

Our Winemaker chose our full-bodied partial Appassimento Cabernet Sauvignon to finish aging (after 12 months in French and American oak) for another 5 months in Pike Creek Whisky barrels. 

Master Distiller, Dr. Don Livermore, took barrels which once house our bold red wines and finished aging a 15 year old whisky in them! 

The result of this 'Grape and the Grain' partnership, this non-traditional, outside the box (or barrel) thinking?...

Whisky Barrelled Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

The inaugural vintage of our Cabernet Sauvignon aged in Pike Creek Whisky barrels - adding a richness and complexity to this already bold wine. On the nose, aromas of rich caramel and smoky oak support notes of ripe fruit such as cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant. The palate has bold but elegant flavours of ripe fruit to match the nose together with silky smooth tannins, balanced acidity and subtle oak and whisky notes all very integrated.


Pike Creek 15yo Finished in Foreign Affair Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels


15 Year Old Canadian Whisky finished in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from Niagara's Foreign Affair Winery. This rich and complex whisky is the result of a conversation between two Ontario artisans - a Master Blender and Winemaker - who are constantly looking to improve their craft. This beautiful acorn red whisky is full of dark fruit notes from the wine barrels, with underlying notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. A luxurious whisky that finishes with a pleasant lingering warmth.

 $69.95/btl - Very nearly sold out, check with your local LCBO Product Consultant!