Whiskey Del Bac Classic Unsmoked
American Single Malt
Hamilton // Arizona, USA
Hamilton Distillers, based near Tucson, AZ is known for its unique approach of using mesquite smoke (instead of peat) for malting barley. However, their Whiskey Del Bac Classic Unsmoked is an exception. This single malt whiskey is distilled from unsmoked malt before being aged in small, 15-gallon barrels for about six months.
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 Type15-gallon barrels
"On the nose it smells remarkably like fresh apple cider and rye bread. The palate goes very spicy all around the cabinet - clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, allspice, even some oregano and sage. Ginger bread and earthy pine round it out before disappearing everything makes a dramatic, quick exit in a flash of fire. "