Excerpt: It’s very experimental but it’s balanced, which is all that counts. I especially like the fact that it doesn’t seem that it’s the wood as such that does all the talking. Well done, this is really fun!
Excerpt: An initial burst of fire on the palate transforms into juicy red fruit, sweet cinnamon apple, and hints of bramble and forest floor. An unusual and polarizing whiskey, Brimstone is aggressive at first, but in the end it’s a gentle giant.
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Hailing from the Texan craft distillery, Brimstone is a peated american whiskey.
Vegetal funky ash, theres smoke. Smells like a hike through St. Helens parks. Smells like I took a nosedive into the aftermath a housefire. It is akin to what I would imagine the inside of my own cremation urn would be like many years from now.
This tastes like straight fire. I dont mean its hot - its not, it just tastes like I took a scoop of charcoal ash and swallowed it whole. Theres burning pole, burning car, burning peat and some vegetal smokey peat. Have I mentioned its smokey? Some sweetness swings in, but I cant tell if its sherry or port or some other funky oak finish. That would certainly lend to the insanely dark composure of the dram as well.
It's long and leaves me with a fear of arson. It burns long into the night and there's some mild mild sweetness here but goodness, it's smokey. Long and too hot, but I wonder if I'll taste anything but ash for the next 5 days.
This is bad whiskey and it shouldn't exist. It's as if someone took a good dram and extinguished a cigarette in it.
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