Issue Four Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Virginia Distillery – Brewers Batch Virginia Highlands Whiskey

Virginia Distillery 
Brewers Batch Virginia Highlands Whiskey 
Virginia Distillery

Proof: 92
ABV: 46%
Style: Blended
State: VA
Price: $$

Peggy Noe Stevens – 7.6 

Nose: Bouquet of citrus and lavender. Sweetness of cane sugar and honey. Grits and granola that are airy and gentle.  

Palate: Easy going and nice harmony of subtle flavors. Ginger and white grapes with honey and citrus. Celery seed and faint mint and nutmeg. Almond butter.

Finish: Subtle complexity and bone dry on the finish in a very congenial way.

Comment: Nice tension of light flavors that blend. Splash of ginger ale would be appropriate with this whiskey.

Susan Reigler – 7.3

Nose: There’s corn and malt and some very subtle, sweet wood smoke throughout. 

Palate: Absolutely dominated by corn and malt with some underlying sugar. 

Finish: Dry and malty. Lingers for a bit and then simply vanishes. 

Comment: A devotee of light-bodied, blended Scotch will probably find this quite pleasant. But if you are looking for complexity, perhaps sip elsewhere.

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