One Eight Distilling Untitled Whiskey No. 5
One Eight Distilling // (bottled in) Washington, D.C., USA
One Eight Distilling (based in Washington D.C.) got its name from Article One, Section Eight of the U.S. Constitution which states that a district can serve as the nation’s capital. The co-founders Sandy Wood and Alex Laufer both left other fields of work to join the distilling boom. No. 5 from their Untitled Whiskey Series is a four year-old sour-mash whiskey sourced from Tennessee. It is finished for four months in a Sandeman Tawny Port cask and bottled at 47% ABV.
TennesseeProduced in Tennessee; mash grain at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels; filtered through maple charcoal prior to aging.
Cask Typefinished in a Tawny Port cask
"The finish makes it difficult to recognize this as whiskey. Hot fumes of walnuts, raisins, cinnamon, and very dark chocolate lead to an initial hypothesis of rum or brandy. The alcohol doesn’t fade so don’t take a deep whiff. The palate is an unorganized Christmas tin of molasses candy, rum cookies, and bitter eucalyptus on the finish. Hot toddy anyone?"