Spirit of Texas Pfluger Single Malt Whiskey
American Single Malt
Spirit of Texas // Texas, USA
Known for its rums, Spirit of Texas has released little information on this single malt, despite some awards. Its color is a clear amber, its viscosity relatively light. Bottled at 46% ABV, the tasting is from batch 001-118. Availability limited to Texas.
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.)
"The nose is initially dominated by alcohol, sweetness and a whiff of toasty wood; it's not especially forthcoming. But the palate gets over this shyness quickly with nuanced and complex flavors of vanilla, nougat, burnt sugar, and black pepper--all ballasted by wood but not dominated by it. The finish ties it all up nicely with a satin ribbon."