Whiskey Del Bac Classic Unsmoked

American Single Malt

Hamilton // Arizona, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    82
  • Avg. Rating

    3.74
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 17 )

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.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    42.0
  • 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
    15-gallon barrels

Tasting Notes

"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. "

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