Issue Three Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Virginia Distillery – Chardonnay Cask Virginia Highland Whiskey

Virginia Distillery
Chardonnay Cask Virginia Highland Whiskey 
Virginia Distillery

Proof: 92
ABV: 46%
Style: Single Malt
State: VA
Price: $$

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.  

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