Issue 11 Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

10th Street – American Single Malt Peated

Up close label and full glass bottle of 10th Street whiskey

10th Street

American Single Malt Peated

10th Street Distillery


Proof: 92
ABV: 46%
Style: Single Malt
State: CA
Price: $$$


Peggy Noe Stevens

Nose
Liquid smoke is charismatic, undeniably peaty. Burnt almonds with dark butterscotch. Coffee and pipe smoke. A few vegetal notes kick in.

Palate
Captivating smoke note, and barrel flavors take the front row. The vegetal highlights reappear, and golden raisin follows. 

Finish
xBig and bold smoke dominates with a long finish. No heat to speak of other than a quick spike of cinnamon.

Comments
This is no sissy, big and bold charming its way to any Scotch drinker.

Score

7.8


Susan Reigler

Nose
Vividly aromatic with smoke and iodine. Like peated Scotch. A little fruit lurks beneath the smoke, but it’s subtle.

Palate
Flavors are more American barbecue than Islay smoke. Cloying sweetness up front gets smacked down by a load of pepper. 

Finish
Surprisingly short. The lingering dryness is anchored by the iodine.

Comments
This is an edgy whiskey which may appeal to adventurous drinkers. Caveat emptor. One does wish for some more complexity. 

Score

7.4




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