Rua single malt is an American Single Malt Whiskey produced by Great Wagon Road Distilling in Charlotte, NC. Produced from 100% non-GMO barley and aged in #3 Char 25g barrels, this should be an interesting take on the style. An added bonus is no chill filtering. Let's get to it.
Cocoa, honey, praline, young must and cardboard. Faintly lactic, the youth is unmistakable. Faint melon.
Thin to medium on the palate, lightly bitter. Some honey, amaretto, slivered almond, pepper and immature oak structure. No heat, but the youth is here. Green apple.
Short finish, a bit hot, a bit rough. Lots of honey, slivered almond, faint oak, cardboard.
Not exceptional, and certainly young, but showing some promise. Ill be looking forward to trying this in 2-3 more years, because I bet it will be great. Until then, I would advocate you try it at a bar and leave it on the shelf at the liquor store.