Texas Single Malt Whiskey
Style: Single Malt
Peggy Noe Stevens – 8.3
Nose: Fresh and clean nose of Bing cherry and black pepper. Delicious smoke and leather. Earthy malt and cereal. Nice caramelized wood sugar aroma.
Palate: Great mouthfeel and texture. The cherry-sherry combo works well and a great spice backing of cinnamon and clove. Well rounded.
Finish: Long baked fruit compote and spice kick.
Comments: Truly a reliable “go to” on the bar shelf and would pour for any occasion.
Susan Reigler – 8.0
Nose: Malty with some vanilla, green apples, hint of honey and
Palate: Like roasted almonds. The barest flavor of anise is a welcome addition. Caramel appears and intensifies as it sits in the glass.
Finish: Malt becomes honeyed. The oak tannins at the end are very soft.
Comments: Water almost completely changes it. Chocolate covered cherries and cinnamon take over and there’s plenty of caramel.