Issue Three Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Dry Fly – Straight Bourbon 101

Dry Fly 
Straight Bourbon 101
Dry Fly Distilling

Proof: 101
ABV: 50.5%
Style: Bourbon
State: WA 
Price: $$$

Peggy Noe Stevens – 8.5

Nose: Traditional nose of vanilla and caramel. Paprika and smokey barbecue. Rich pecan. Blood oranges with cinnamon sprinkle.

Palate: Shaved horseradish that fades into a grainy goodness. Modest celery seed.  Fresh baked apples and candy corn. 

Finish: Bing cherry flavor with splinters of caramelized wood and char.

Comments: For 100 proof, a silky texture and complexity without adding water, exciting to drink.

Susan Reigler – 8.1 

Nose: Corn and oak with some vanilla and crisp apple. 

Palate: White pepper spice notes. Not much fruit to speak of, but there’s enough of the  caramel/vanilla to keep it balanced, when the tannins emerge. 

Finish: Light and dry, with just enough caramel on the end to give it a good sweet to dry ratio. 

Comments: Water allows almonds and pecans to surface. Lacks the black pepper often encountered on the finish.

 

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