Charbay Doubled & Twisted (Lot No. 1)
Charbay // California, USA
Released in celebration of the distillery's 35th anniversary, this whiskey is made from a blend of aged whiskeys ranging in age from 3-7 years old. All whiskeys were double Alambic pot distilled from bottle-ready beer, two of which were custom-brewed beers made for Charbay by Bear Republic. The ratio of the blend is: 50% 3 year-old single malt, 30% 7 year-old aged stout whiskey, 20% 3 year-old aged pilsner whiskey. French and American oak were used for maturation. There were 660 cases produced of Lot No. 1. Available beginning spring 2018.
Other WhiskeyA spirit distilled from a mash of grain(s) at less than 95% ABV, bottled at no less than 40% ABV. The product must have characteristics, taste, and aroma generally attributed to whiskey
Cask TypeFrench & American oak
"The single malt component of this unique blend comes through strongly on the aroma with a sweet cereal note. On the palate, however, this whiskey is clearly something different. Notes of cayenne pepper, lemon oil, and green herbs such as sage show up alongside the vanilla of the oak, taking this whiskey in a unique direction. It's unlike most anything else on the market, and beer or whiskey lovers curious to see how pilsner and stout work together in distilled form will find it worth a try. It walks the line of being unorthodox while also enjoyable, though buyers seeking more traditional single malt flavors may want to look elsewhere."