1%er Renegade Whiskey
Black Diamond Whiskey
Peggy Noe Stevens – 8.9
Nose: Green apple and white cane sugar. A wealth of yeast and crushed almonds. Grain presence but not overdone. Some anise and white pepper.
Palate: Peppery yet has a creamy vanilla pudding center that glides with a touch of the green apple and pineapple. Laced with macadamia nut.
Finish: Has staying power and full on coating mouthfeel.
Comment: Highly mixable for a cocktail and would do wonders with a flavored soda.
Susan Reigler – 8.0
Nose: Very herbal with a distinct grassy note.
Palate: It takes a couple of sips for the flavors to begin to emerge. These are mostly cornhusk with some rye grass. Very herbal, corn sweetness lands halfway along the tongue.
Finish: Very clean and dry. The 100 proof warmth hangs about for quite some time.
Comment: There may be a bit of dark cherry fruit here, too. Use just a little of a very dry vermouth, shake well, and serve in a cocktail glass with an olive.