Wood's High Mountain Distillery Tenderfoot Whiskey
Wood's High Mountain // Colorado, USA
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.
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
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"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."