Ransom The Emerald 1865 Straight American Whiskey

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Ransom Spirits // Oregon, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    92
  • Avg. Rating

    4.29
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 17 )

This is a recreation of an Irish whiskey from 1865 by using a mash bill recipe that was found by drinks historian, David Wondrich. Both malted and unmalted barley are used, much like a single pot still whiskey is, but rolled oats and malted rye are also utilized. An alembic pot still is used for distillation and the barrels used for aging are both French and American. The whiskey is aged for 3 years.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    43.8
  • 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
    French and American oak

Tasting Notes

"The whiskey is sweet with dark maple aromas and smoky in an almost medicinal manner. The complexity continues with fresh cotton, cinnamon, mulled wine, and menthol. On the palate, there is only a mild sweetness and though smooth, it isn't creamy. Lots of barrel spices appear as well. This may not be your everyday dram, but it is worth seeking out as this is as close as you'll likely get to tasting 19th century style Irish whiskey."

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Flavor Profile

Herbal & Spicy