Rúa American Single Malt

American Single Malt

Great Wagon Road Distilling Co. // North Carolina, USA


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Rúa American Single Malt Whiskey is distilled by Great Wagon Road Distilling Co. in Charlotte, North Carolina. It's made from 100% malted barley. The name, which means "red" in Gaelic, is aged in charred American white oak barrels. It is bottled at 40% ABV.

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  • American Single Malt
    Made in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
  • Cask Type
    charred American white oak barrels

Tasting Notes

"Rúa, or "red" in Gaelic, is an apt name for this richly hued American single malt. Getting its color from charred American oak, it carries the expected notes of vanilla and caramel. These are complemented by a very full body, notes of fresh baked bread and praline, and long, sweet finish. It's instantly enjoyable, and a standout among young, craft-distilled whiskeys."

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