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Christmas Day BattleScotch! Forty Creek Cream Liquor v Baileys Original Irish Cream with Sarah, Goran, Dan, Ryan & Robin

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IMG_0347Christmas Day Battlescotch! As if today weren’t awesome/stressful enough, let’s throw in some more conflict and alcohol! At least this way you’ll know which of these to use to smooth out your coffee and your relatives.

We’ve had a Forty Creek before, but I didn’t do much digging for the last article. Forty Creek distillery is owned and operated by the same guy that runs Kittling Ridge Wines, John Hall. They’ve been making whisky since 1992, and I just realized that there’s a number of Forty Creeks we haven’t tried yet, turned off as we were with their entry level stuff. It would be good to give a Canadian company another chance.

Baileys is a Diageo label, made by Gilbeys in Ireland. Baileys isn’t a person, it’s named after a hotel in London and it’s been produced since the 1970s. There’s other flavours. I dunno what else to say, it’s Baileys, you’ve seen it most of your life. Their website is nicely multi-racial and omni-gendered because everyone should be able to enjoy this vaguely fudge-based beverage.  Here’s what we thought:

smell
Simon – Baileys Irish Cream
Sarah – Forty Creek Cream
Goran – Forty Creek Cream
Dan – Forty Creek Cream
Ryan – Baileys Irish Cream
Robin – Forty Creek Cream

taste
Simon – Forty Creek Cream
Sarah – Forty Creek Cream
Goran – Forty Creek Cream
Dan – Forty Creek Cream
Ryan – Baileys Irish Cream
Robin – Forty Creek Cream

Forty Creek Cream Liquor v Baileys Original Irish Cream = The local newcomer takes the old favourite handily.

Forty Creek Cream Liquor – 17% 750ml – $28.95 – Ontario
Baileys Original Irish Cream – 17% 200ml – $9.95 – Ireland

And that was going to be where I left it, because what else is there to say about two dessert beverages? Except that you can make this stuff yourself. The general recipe is whisky + condensed milk + cream + whatever chocolate, vanilla, toffee, coffee, etc you like. Use this Google search to find a recipe you like. But this means you could use any damn whisky you liked. You could take a discount Islands scotch, coffee and toffee flavours for a smoked sugary coffee flavour. This might be worth investigating. For science, anyway.

SO I DID.SAMSUNG

Because for some reason all the ingredients were here. There was a 400 year old tin of condensed milk in the back of the fridge, Ryan’s coffee cream, and a Christmas Cadbury Flake, plus a healthy cup of Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, the only thing I had on hand worth wasting on a crazy dream.

And… Yeah, it’s good. It’s very good. Sure, there’s chunks of chocolate floating in it, and since I’ve never opened a can of condensed milk before I can’t say 100% for sure it hadn’t turned. But the smokiness of the bourbon and the sweetness of the cream go very well together. It could use a slightly better bourbon, or maybe Jack Daniels instead. But there’s definitely something tasty happening. Uh… I now have an open pitcher of cream in the fridge to get through so I guess I’m day drinking and online shopping for Boxing Day.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, Y’ALL!

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