Four Grain Single Barrel Whiskey
Peggy Noe Stevens 6.9
Nose: Vegetal notes abound on this grainy whiskey. Sharp medicinal accents. Light on the sweet character but with the spice it calls for a cardamom. Cedar chips are there too.
Palate: The flavor outweighs the nose and the grain character is present with shreds of vanilla and white pepper rounding it out.
Finish: Dissipates quickly on the finish, not too much on the grain.
Comments: Needs a little more time for itself in the barrel.
Susan Reigler 6.8
Nose: Cereal grain and cellulose with some fruit lurking in there somewhere. But mostly herbal. If there is any spice, it’s a very weak note of cinnamon.
Palate: Quite a bit of rye grass barley accompanied by vanilla. Oatmeal laced with herbs. Tastes young, too.
Finish: That skeeter of fruit hovers about at the back of the throat while herbs and tannins persist on the palate.
Comments: This whiskey couldn’t help but benefit from some more time in the barrel.