Excerpt: The overall impression is one of a whiskey that is simply much too young and unpolished, though if you’re looking for a true Old West saloon style, well, you’ve got it here — complete with playing cards on the label.
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This dram was tasted blind. I took down my notes, and formulated a guess over my usual tasting sessions. Let's see how I did!
Young, malty and musty. Cereal grains, pear, apple, melon and clove.
Young, grassy, sweet. Lots of pear and fruit. Melon, cereal grain, honeydew. Thin palate, no heat. Very little body.
Short, harsh, but the hot spot dies quick. Not a lot of complexity, it's young for sure but not punishing. Some musty tannic notes.
Not really a fan. I think it's a bourbon or a weird mash ASL around 45% ABV, but it's quickly tarnished when compared to pretty much any standard bourbon. This was revealed to me to be Deadwood Rye, a release from Dave Schmier that features a blend of ryes destined for the rail in most bars. I think it is well suited there.
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