Excerpt: That butterscotch note carries through on the palate initially, but quickly evolves into an amalgam of bitter dark chocolate, buttery toffee and baking spice flavor. It finishes on a refreshing chocolate-mint note.
Excerpt: You’ll be lucky to get your hands on a bottle, or even see it at your local whiskey bar. The fortunate news, however, is that it does represent a whiskey style really starting to come into its own.
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10 years old and released by Stranahan's, this release is touted as their oldest to date and captures the premium angle of the American Single Malt market. Let's dive in.
Sweet and buttery, orange peel and toffee, honey and caramel with a dash of pepper. Complex, sweet and balanced but enticing.
Moderate mouthfeel on the palate. Sweet corn flakes, toffee, a touch of honey and light orange peel. Fig jam, steel cut oats, light butterscotch, a touch of pepper. Unique, and while the ABV could be boosted, there's plenty of flavor.
Short finish, but it's pleasant and sweet. Honey, almond, caramel and honey meet pepper, a touch of clove and some slate and cinnamon. Lovely and enjoyable even if it's not everlasting.
Overall, this release shows that complexity can be found in the absence of bruiser ABV's. It's unique, interesting and most of all: delicious - a great showing from Stranahan's.
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