Mosswood Sour-Ale-Aged American Light Whiskey

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Mosswood // (bottled and aged in California), USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    86
  • Avg. Rating

    3.2
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 5 )

Mosswood whiskeys are purchased from other distillers and then finished in unique casks in Berkeley, California. The whiskey for this expression is a light, primarily corn-based whiskey from Indiana, which was aged for seven years in used bourbon casks. Mosswood then aged this whiskey in a barrel that previously held locally brewed sour ale. Incidentally, a "light whiskey" is a whiskey which is distilled over 160 proof but under 190 proof (bourbon cannot be distilled over 160 proof for comparison). It may be aged in either used or uncharred new oak barrels.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    46.0
  • 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
    ex-bourbon; finished in former sour ale casks

Tasting Notes

"It's hard to create a whiskey that manages to be both light and intriguingly complex. Mosswood's sour ale aged whiskey walks that line with finesse. It's very easy to drink, yet hints at more beneath the surface, whether that's its slightly hazy appearance, estery aroma, or flavors of slightly tropical banana. There's no need to pick it apart, however; it's enjoyable enough for casual drinking."

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