Issue Five Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Dry Fly – Straight Wheat Whiskey Port Barrel

Dry Fly
Straight Wheat Whiskey Port Barrel
Dry Fly Distilling

Proof: 90
ABV: 45%
Style: Wheat
State: WA
Price: $$$

Peggy Noe Stevens – 8.5

Nose: Expressive wood sugars and almost custard-like presence. Dried apricot and honey. Golden raisin and toasted pecans. 

Palate: Warm currants and citrus with hints of mint and herbal facade. Attractive brown sugar and bready flavors that also nods to the grain. Slight cherry note. 

Finish: Crisp heat on the finish that displays a controlled  spice note. 

Comment: The layered complexity is attractive. The grains climb softly around that lovely touch of heat. 

Susan Reigler – 8.3

Nose: Light cherries with vanilla cookies and some hints of caramel all appear first, followed by toasted wheat crackers. 

Palate: Stoned wheat crackers with more vanilla. Fruit has changed to ripe apples and there’s a herbal note, plus cinnamon.  

Finish: The cinnamon really comes to the fore here, while the grain and fruit tend to fade. 

Comment: Well-balanced whiskey that’s very fine on its own and complex enough to stand up in a cocktail.  


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