Headframe Spirits Destroying Angel


Headframe Spirits // Montana, USA


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Butte, Montana is a city rich in mining history with a local micro-distillery celebrating the past. Headframe Spirits is located in Butte’s historic Schumacher Building previously occupied by the city’s first Buick dealership. This New Make rye is named after a historical mining claim called the Destroying Angel that covered the same grounds as the distillery. The rye spirit in Destroying Angel spends a very short time in oak barrels before being bottled at 40%.

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    Distilled from a cereal mash bill comprised of any grain(s). Generally unaged except in the US, where it must age at least briefly in oak for an unspecified amount of time. Sometimes sold as "moonshine" although that is a misnomer.
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Tasting Notes

"The nose strikes a chord of clean spirit versus just the right amount of rawness. Peppery and floral rye grain doesn’t shy away from the nose. Neither does plenty of new make heat that settles this whiskey into a beautiful groove. Sweet grasses and honeycomb enhanced by surges of rye pepper sit in the mouth. Then it’s cereals and waxy honeycomb’s turn through an evolving and mellowing finish."

Score 85

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