Issue Five Peggy Noe Stevens Recommended Susan Reigler Tastings

Catskill – The One and Only Buckwheat

The One and Only Buckwheat 
Catskill Distilling Company

Proof: 85
ABV: 42.5%
Style: Buckwheat
State: NY 
Price: $$

Peggy Noe Stevens – 8.6

Nose: Earthy with black licorice and toasted wood. Nutty pecan and tobacco frame. Some toffee and praline. 

Palate: Depth of sweet layers and warm stone fruit. Honeyed mix of white pepper and hint of brown sugar. Pleasant mouthfeel and rich texture, almost dark rum-like candy. 

Finish: Controlled and mature finish, yet a bit short. Butterscotch peeks through at the end.

Comment: Approachable and charms with such an unusual mix of flavors.

Susan Reigler – 8.4

Nose: Brown sugar, vanilla and some warm cereal notes, a bit like the aroma of baking whole wheat bread.

Palate: Grassy herbs pair with vanilla, but not at all in the way found in rye whiskey. The grass plays around the side of the tongue with notes of liquorice. 

Finish: Very smooth and clean with crisp, dry oak and no hint of bitterness. 

Comment: A very interesting and drinkable whisky using this uncommon grain. Certainly recommended to try. 



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