Van Brunt Stillhouse American
Van Brunt Stillhouse // New York, USA
"American Whiskey" is a term used for whiskey produced in the 50 states that does not fit neatly into the bourbon or rye category. Typically, this means a different mash bill and/or maturation process. In this case, Van Brunt Stillhouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn made a four-grain whiskey--primarily from malted barley and wheat, with a smaller percentage of corn and rye. Available only in 375 ml for around $36.00.
Other WhiskeyA 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
"Tastes very earthy, malty and cereally. It's funky stuff, with a long, somewhat grassy, herbal finish and leaves a lot of heat in its trail. This youngin' definitely could use more of a nap before coming out to play, but it's not entirely unenjoyable."