Storm King Side Gig Whiskey
Other Whiskey — Colorado , USATasted June 16, 2020This experimental whiskey from Storm King Distilling Co. is an orange copper color, with thick viscous legs sticking to the glass walls. The sweet nose is very nice with notes of heavy butterscotch, oatmeal cookie, German chocolate cake, caramel apple, vanilla, and watermelon. The palate has a watery mouthfeel and is very fruity with notes of green apple, dark grapes, peach, buttery cinnamon French toast, tangy Cutie orange and lemon. The finish is lingering with a taste like sweet yogurt raisins. Cheers!
Workhorse Rye Redhorse Whiskey
Rye — California , USATasted June 16, 2020The appearance is like a rosé wine; it has a pinkish hue, hence the name, “Red Horse.” It also has exceedingly thin viscous legs. The complex nose contains notes of rye spice, corn dust, Potpourri, dry white wine, a young moonshine funk, a pile of dead leaves, and Froot Loops cereal. The palate has a watery mouthfeel, is sweet and clean, but has a new make/ moonshiney taste with notes of leather, roasted corn, and bitter rhubarb. The finish is nice with no burn though it’s shorter, and has a dark chocolate taste sending you off. Cheers!
3 Hundred Days of Shine American Oak Moonshine
Other Whiskey — Colorado , USATasted June 15, 2020So this local aged moonshine is orange amber in color and has thick viscous legs coming down the glass. The nose is sweet and quite interesting with notes of caramel, cotton candy, strawberry yogurt, Raisin Bran cereal, and dry straw. The palate is simple but sweet with earthiness, Froot Loops cereal, and black tea with Stevia sweetener. There is an initial back of the throat heat, accompanying a medium-long dry finish.
Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey
American Single Malt — New Mexico, USATasted June 12, 2020The color of this whiskey treasure is liquid gold, and thin semi-viscous legs grace the glass walls after a swirl. The delectable nose is a balance of fruity & savory and possesses notes of sea salt, mesquite smoke, grilled BBQ, pear and apple, ripe banana, strawberry, and raisins. The palate is delicious with an almost dusty mouthfeel and notes of smoke and pork burnt ends, licorice candy, watermelon, and ripe cantaloupe. The finish is long, fresh and tangy. In my humble opinion, this whiskey sets the bar for the American Single Malt. It is so complex yet welcoming, savory yet sweet, and scotch-like, yet proudly American! I am a big fan and will be buying another bottle! I highly recommend! Sláinte!
Ardbeg Wee Beastie
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTasted June 10, 2020This savory scotch is a very light straw yellow color with thin semi-watery legs. I’d describe this nose as spunky; young perhaps, but having good character. There are notes of tar, slight acidity, iodine, sea salt, peaty smoke, graham crackers, burnt marshmallows, and nougat from a candy bar. The palate is savory with notes of my wife’s salted dried seaweed snacks, an earthiness, leather, mint, and Fruit Gushers candy. The finish is long with a taste of thick char and smoke.
Laws Single Barrel Secale Straight Rye
Rye — Colorado, USATasted May 20, 2020This rye whiskey has thick watery legs and an amber gold color. The nose is sweet and vegetal with notes of watermelon rind, green vegetables, cooking spices, dill, juniper, wet straw, and Smarties candy. The swallow is harsh on the back of the throat, but once you get past that, one tastes sweet notes of caramel, cinnamon, cherry candy, and kiwi. The finish is long, sweet, and oaky. Cheers!
Deerhammer American Single Malt
American Single Malt — Colorado, USATasted May 20, 2020The color of this single malt is similar to polished brass, and thick watery legs stream down the glass. The nose is sweet with notes of green apple, cinnamon sugar cookie, lemon rind, red grapes, chocolate, honey, and vanilla. The palate has an oily mouthfeel and notes of tangy clementine, plum, strawberry, caramel, milk chocolate, and honey. The finish is long, has some initial heat, and has a Raisin Bran cereal note to send you off. Cheers!
Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted May 20, 2020Brown leather is the color of this bourbon, and thin oily legs cling to the glass. The nose is complex and dry. There are notes of leather, dusty corn, vanilla, cherry syrup, Chardonnay wine , caramel, and salted peanuts. The palate has notes of caramel, dark chocolate, red apple skins, molasses, and BBQ char. The finish has notes of baking spices, has a little burn going down, and has a medium-ish length. Cheers!
Old Potrero 18th Century Style Whiskey
Single Malt — California, USATasted May 20, 2020This whiskey has a light golden hue with thin viscous legs. The nose is herbal and green and complex with notes of cinnamon toast, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, green pine, wood freshly placed on a fire, dry straw, sawdust, and strangely enough, Play-Doh. The palate has an oily mouthfeel with notes of milk chocolate, cinnamon, rye spice, fennel, and melted butter. The finish is long with citrus and spice sending you off. Cheers!
Sonoma Distilling Company Cherrywood Rye
Rye — California, USATasted May 20, 2020This rye had a copper hue and glass walls of thin semi-watery legs. The nose started out a little weird and fruity. Notes I got were funky sap, dusty old book, caramel, plum, apple, cherry candy, eucalyptus, alcohol, and barn straw. The palate was watery and sweet, with brown sugar, Cutie orange, cherry candy, dill, and lemon zest. The finish was medium length and tangy with orange. Cheers!