Deerhammer Port Cask Finish
American Single Malt
Deerhammer // Colorado, USA
Deerhammer's Port Cask Finish is the first extension of their core American single malt release. The whiskey has been aged for a total of three years, with two years in American oak and a further one year of finishing time spent in port casks. A total of 2,500 bottles were released, available in the distillery's tasting room and throughout Colorado.
American Single MaltMade in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
Cask TypeAmerican oak & port wine cask
"Winey and jammy notes lead on the nose, with both candied and tart sour apples, and an herbal side. The mouthfeel is somewhat watery but there are big, rich flavors, with dark chocolate covered raspberries, honey, tannins, and juicy red fruits. The finish takes on more of an oak and spice characteristic, with some lingering astringent bitterness. There are very nice components in here but somewhat disjointed overall."