Chardonnay Cask Virginia Highland Whiskey
Style: Single Malt
Peggy Noe Stevens – 6.9
Nose: Hay-like and lemon peel. Grains and granola with honey drizzle. Yellow apple with sugar cookie and subtle vanilla.
Palate: Slight soapiness and young wood. Apple pulls through and small oak bites.
Finish: Bone dry. Dissipates quickly.
Comments: Let this one sit awhile to open. Not as sippin’- friendly as it could be.
Susan Reigler – 7.0
Nose: Nearly undetectable. Given time on the glass, some malt emerges, as well a light apple note.
Palate: Malted milk chocolate, but very light. Not unpleasant, but there’s little complexity.
Finish: Short. A little sweet at first, quickly drying to light oak.
Comments: I suspect this is a very young whiskey. The proof gives it some character, but more age would probably give it come more depth.