Issue Four Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Finger Lakes – McKenzie Pure Pot Still Whiskey

Finger Lakes 
McKenzie Pure Pot Still Whiskey
Finger Lakes Distilling

Proof: 80
ABV: 40%
Style: Pot Still
State: NY
Price: $$

Peggy Noe Stevens – 7.1 

Nose: Lemon and citrus highlighted. Leafy and bread crumbs with ginger and honey.

Palate: Grain forward. Lavender and honeysuckle are faint. Sugar cookie dough and biscuit then responds to a mint flavor note. Airy and soft spice that is kin to paprika. Ginger ale.

Finish: Clean and warm; yet delicate with pine nuts and a grassy overlay to it.

Comment: For the “soft sipper” that just wants light and airy.  Assume this could be highly mixable for cocktails. 

Susan Reigler – 7.2

Nose: Very simple. Mostly grain with some light floral notes. 

Palate: Sweet mint with roses. Vanilla as well as apple peel and peppery spice, making it hot on the tongue.

Finish: The pepper persists, with only a little dried fruit. The ending is oaky, but not bitter. 

Comment: Allowing the whiskey tie in the glass did not reveal any further flavors or complexity. This is certainly not unpleasant, but neither is it notable.

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