MountainRoot

Gold Bar American Whiskey

Other Whiskey — (blended & bottled in California), USA

Tasted January 21, 2020
3.0
3.0 out of 5 stars
Bright gold is the color of this whiskey, and I would expect nothing less! The glass walls also show thick watery legs. The nose is sweet but not overly complex. I detect notes of dusty corn, candied walnuts, yogurt covered raisins, cotton candy, and a faint ethanol scent. The palate has a watery mouthfeel, with notes of sweet corn, grape skins, cracked pepper, and Spree candy. The finish is of medium length and ends kind of peppery. I will agree with Distiller’s Jacob Grier when he says this whiskey is, “more glam than dram.” It is a fancy package and a gimmicky finishing process, but that does make one feel this whiskey is special and makes the moments worth celebrating more memorable. As an example, I poured a dram of this for myself when my wife and I brought our daughter, Jane, home for the first time after she was born the other day! It may not be the best whiskey, but the moment made it special. Would I buy it again, probably not. But it made for a nice memory. Thanks Gold Bar. And Cheers to baby Jane!
10.0 USD per Pour
  • MountainRoot
    January 22, 2020

    Thanks, friends! It means a lot!

  • cascode
    January 22, 2020

    @Soba45 Spot the cynical antipodean 😃 @MountainRoot Congrats mate, and my best regards to your two special ladies. Whisky is only one part spirit - people and place make up the rest. Slainte!

  • 1901
    January 21, 2020

    A moment worth celebrating indeed! Congrats and cheers to baby Jane.

  • Soba45
    January 21, 2020

    Congrats! Next big milestone will be getting to sleep through the night :-)

  • BDanner
    January 21, 2020

    Congrats!

  • PBMichiganWolverine
    January 21, 2020

    Congrats on fatherhood—-one of life’s greatest moments