Slow Hand Six Woods Organic Malt Whiskey
American Single Malt
Greenbar // California, USA
Green Bar's Slow Hand Six Woods whiskey is fermented and distilled from a 100% malt barley mash. Though it carries no age statement, its ageing process is unusual. The whiskey is aged in 1,000 and 2,000-gallon French oak vats with staves of hickory, mulberry, red oak, hard maple, and grape woods, all toasted in house, leading to influence from six different woods in total.
American Single MaltMade 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 TypeFrench oak vats with house-toasted staves of hickory, mulberry, red oak, hard maple, and grape woods
"Whiskeys influenced by multiple woods are no longer that unusual. But six woods? That's something you don't see every day. The youth of this one is apparent on the nose and in the grain-forward taste of barley, but its unique ageing process means there's still a lot going on. The whiskey is pleasantly sweet without overdoing the vanilla, leading to a tropical fruit finish. It's well worth trying and unlike much else on the market."