Issue 14 Issue 14 Tastings Tastings

Tasting: Real Spirits, Double Barrel Cask Strength

Real Spirits

Double Barrel Whiskey Cask Strength

Real Spirits Distilling Co.

Proof: 114.2
ABV: 62.1%
Style: Single Malt
State: TX
Price: $$$

Peggy Noe Stevens

Nose: Ginger haze with a cola-like aroma. Sweet currants and cherry with honey drizzle and faint fresh straw. Some leathery oak.

Palate: Bright brown sugar and a licorice whip. Rounds out in a mixed baking spice and cherry note. Oak and the earthy leather delightful.

Finish: Continuously layers on the flavors and complexity of the oaky wood sugar.

Comments: This lovely liquid is a home run for any occasion, mature and cultured, rich and complex.



Susan Reigler

Nose: The alcohol and a smidgen of grain emerge, but little else. It has to sit before some demerara sugar peeps through. 

Palate: Big ol’ mouthful of smoky oak. If smoked meat is to your taste, this will be most enjoyable, there is little complexity.

Finish: After an initial heat shock, the flavor gradually fades to the dominant smoky oak. 

Comments: Begs for some water. Be generous. The payoff comes with the emergence of apple peel, rich malt, and some milk chocolate. 



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