Charbay Hop Flavored Whiskey Release III
Charbay // California, USA
One of several entries into Charbay’s catalog of whiskey distilled from beer, this is the third release from Charbay’s 1999 series. It is comprised of 10 barrels of whiskey distilled from Pilsner beer 15 years ago. The whiskey then spent six years in new #3 “gator skin” char American oak barrels, then 8 additional years in neutral vessels before bottling.
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 Typenew #3 “gator skin” char American oak barrels and neutral vessels
"There's almost a cognac-like elegance to the nose of this whiskey. The palate is quite hot and the flavors are massively concentrated. There's deep espresso, savory and floral hops, and secondary citrus flavors. A bit of water is a must. With a few drops, everything comes alive, particularly the hops which are clear and present all the way into the never-ending finish. This is a must for lovers of hoppy beer and those looking for something completely outside the box."