Gold Bar American Whiskey
Gold Bar // (blended & bottled in California), USA
Gold Bar whiskey is blended in California from American whiskeys made with three grains: 88% rye, 9% corn, and 3% barley. The spirit then passes through or over actual gold in the brand's "signature gold finishing method" before bottling. (As of May 2020 this product has been discontinued).
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 Typefinished in gold plated barrel
"Does a "signature gold finishing method" do anything for a whiskey, other than provide a marketing gimmick? Though Gold Bar plays this to the hilt, the liquid inside is a straightforward light blend. It's easy to drink, with just enough oak to provide a fittingly golden hue, and a gentle grain aroma that gives way to fruity pear on the finish. It's a pleasant enough whiskey, though not a particularly interesting one, and in ordinary packaging it would be easily passed over. More glam than dram, serious whiskey drinkers can probably find better ways to spend their coin."