Charbay Hop Flavored Whiskey R5 Lot No. 3

Other Whiskey

Charbay // California, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    94
  • Avg. Rating

    3.65
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 17 )

One of several entries into Charbay’s catalog of whiskey distilled from beer, this is the third lot of the R5, a whiskey double-distilled Bear Republic Brewery's Racer 5 IPA. This lot was distilled in 2012 and bottled in 2014. It has been aged 28 months in French oak.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    49.5
  • Other Whiskey
    A 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 Type
    French oak

Tasting Notes

"There's a nose of freshly baked rye bread, wintergreen, and yes, hoppy India pale ale. On the palate, there's a burst of freshness and floral bitterness that fans of IPAs are crazy about. There's a backbone of chewy ginger and well-integrated sweetness. The finish is long, full of delicious hops, and refreshing grains. Wildly complex and unlike any other spirit on the market."

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Flavor Profile

Floral & Herbal