Wood's High Mountain Distillery Tenderfoot Whiskey

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Wood's High Mountain // Colorado, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    3.34
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 14 )

A single malt, perhaps not in the Scottish sense of the word, but all grains used from this one distillery are malts. Over 78% barley, wheat, and rye are the malted grains used with a portion of the barley cherrywood smoked and another portion chocolate malt barley. Two sizes of new American oak (25 gallon and 30 gallon) are charred to a level #3 and used for aging the whiskey.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    45.0
  • Other Whiskey
    A 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
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"Though the nose gives away the youthfulness of the whiskey, the aromas are pleasant with peanuts and barrel spices. There is a touch of raw rope and hay as well. The palate changes everything, however. Beginning a touch sweet on the entry, the flavor of chocolate cherry smoke is what lingers. Glad to see it was used judiciously. The finish is a bit on the hot side proof-wise, but I don't hate it. Interested to see what happens with another couple of years of aging."

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