American Single Malt Peated
10th Street Distillery
Style: Single Malt
Peggy Noe Stevens
Liquid smoke is charismatic, undeniably peaty. Burnt almonds with dark butterscotch. Coffee and pipe smoke. A few vegetal notes kick in.
Captivating smoke note, and barrel flavors take the front row. The vegetal highlights reappear, and golden raisin follows.
xBig and bold smoke dominates with a long finish. No heat to speak of other than a quick spike of cinnamon.
This is no sissy, big and bold charming its way to any Scotch drinker.
Vividly aromatic with smoke and iodine. Like peated Scotch. A little fruit lurks beneath the smoke, but it’s subtle.
Flavors are more American barbecue than Islay smoke. Cloying sweetness up front gets smacked down by a load of pepper.
Surprisingly short. The lingering dryness is anchored by the iodine.
This is an edgy whiskey which may appeal to adventurous drinkers. Caveat emptor. One does wish for some more complexity.