"We take traditions from Al’s homeland, along with American ingenuity to find a balance that creates award-winning whiskeys: distillers malted barley, a Scottish pot still, #3 char American White Oak barrels, aged in an arid, high elevation climate, and cut with the celebrated Eldorado Springs water. This is our American Single Malt." - Boulder Spirits
Nose: The peat was unmistakable, but it wasn't overwhelming. Light smoke was married with plum, strawberry, malt, and toasted oak. When I took the vapor into my mouth, the malt rolled across my tongue.
Palate: The mouthfeel was oily and full-bodied. I assumed my palate would be greeted with fruits based upon the aromas. Boy was I wrong. Instead, the front featured dark chocolate, pear, and, of course, the lightly-smoked peat. The middle offered coffee, cocoa, and thick, sweet caramel. Then, on the back, it became earthy with oak and clove.
Finish: Long but not eternal, the finish exhibited smoke, coffee, dark chocolate, slightly dry oak, and caramel.
Bottle, Bar, or Bust: This is a peated American Single Malt. There are so few of these out there that they're special just by existing. But, this one is also delightful. It is lightly smoked. It is sweet. It has flavors that naturally transition from one to another. Even if you don't like peat, this one is something you can work with. It reminded me of something out of the Talisker Distillery in Scotland, of which I've yet to taste something less than wonderful. While the cost of a bottle is about average, there's nothing average about this whiskey. If you see it, buy it. American Single Malt - Peated is a slam-dunk Bottle rating. Cheers!
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- Bottle = Buy It
- Bar = Try It
- Bust = Leave It
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