Issue Three Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Flag Hill – Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Flag Hill
Straight Bourbon Whiskey 
Flag Hill Distillery and Winery

Proof: 90
ABV: 45%
Style: Bourbon
State: NH
Price: $$$

Peggy Noe Stevens – 8.0

Nose: Oak then earthy, fresh hay and white cherry blend before a golden raisin appears.  Elegance, but with little spice. Hint of lavender.

Palate: Wood sugar and honeycomb. Clean white pepper in the back and dried apricot.

Finish: Flavors persist on the length of the finish, pleasantly rounded and approachable too.

Comments: A Bourbon that glides and is obliging, would drink early in the work week with a good friend.

Susan Reigler – 6.9

Nose: Dominated by corn like the un-popped kernels in the bottom of a bowl of popcorn which has been sprinkled with dried dill.

Palate: Medicinal, like witch hazel. Corn husk and a little bit of vanilla and peach. Very peppery tannins, too.

Finish: Mostly alcohol and oak.

Comments: Astringency gets in the way of other flavors. Unappealing without being actually offensive. Might some age help?


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