Issue Five Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Great Lakes – Kinnickinnic Blended Whiskey

Great Lakes
Kinnickinnic Blended Whiskey
Great Lakes Distillery

Proof: 86
ABV: 44.5%
Style: Blended
State: WI
Price: $$

Peggy Noe Stevens – 8.4

Nose: Grassy hay and white cane sugar. Banana and pineapple peppery note.  

Palate: Pear and hazelnut at first taste. Golden raisin accents with white pepper and a very crisp texture. 

Finish: Warm finish on the swallow that is anything but shy. Then whisks away to make room for the sweet overtures of the cane sugar and grains. 

Comment: Tries to surprise you playing it cool on the nose and then heats up the affection on the taste.

Susan Reigler – 8.2

Nose: So sweet that it is almost, but not quite, cloying. Apricots and taffy with some brown sugar. The alcohol stays in the background. 

Palate: A good deal of vanilla taffy with notes of spun sugar, ripe peaches and apricots. A sprinkling of cinnamon shines through and there is a bare hint of nuts.  

Finish: The fruit carries on, the finish becomes unexpectedly dry with some sweet oak.  

Comment: Altogether rather light-bodied, but very approachable. Sip neat, needs no water.

 

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