Date: 2018-01-01 19:09
I know Lance and he doesn 8767 t dole out raves for Whiskey he doesn 8767 t love. I 8767 m very eager to see how their Bourbon will turn out
In the mouth : Just about enough body to account for the booze, though there’s more than a prickle or two of heat. The flavours, once again, are delicate accented more towards grains and breads. More of the sweet spices – much more – plus black pepper, cedar and tobacco. A trace of banana alongside bright red cherries. The finish is long, and mostly based around wholemeal toast and caramel.
Nose: A sniff brings a gentle waft of sweet vanilla with a faint but apparent undercurrent of wheat that gradually gives way to a bouquet dominated by rye, still sweet but more like an earthy, spicy caramel, with notes of pepper, cloves, allspice and touches of lavender and smoke.
From the Dry Fly Distillers in Spokane, Washington comes a whiskey made using triticale, which is a hybrid of wheat and rye grains. Lots of ginger and dried fruits notes throughout this one, joined by vanilla and oak spice along the way - very interesting indeed! And no, triticale wasn't the grain featured in the Star Trek episode 'The Trouble with Tribbles'. That was quadrotriticale.
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WA, USA- Distilled in Washington and aged in American Oak for 68 months. Sweet smooth opening leading to full mash notes with a drying finish of oak and pepper. A long finish with cinnamon, and spice notes. Hand bottled by volunteers who are given free expression to sign each bottle.
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There 8767 s a meter called the “Gauge of Happiness” which starts with Bliss towards the top of the bottle, declining through Starting to Get Worried, Time to Get Your Stingy On, and various increasingly depressing thoughts until reaching Panic!!! Other quotables include many-a-reference to fishing- philosophy, “only dead fish swim with the stream”, odes to whiskey, “whiskey is man 8767 s attempt at heaven”, and combinations of both, “catch & release good for fish, not for whiskey.”
Spokane, Washington 8767 s Dry Fly Distilling – the first legal distillery in Washington since Prohibition, a phrase I 8767 m familiar with as I seem to be doing a state-to-state journey of such distilleries – is itself a craft operation, but they 8767 re not riding the rye wave, they 8767 re working with wheat. Wheat whiskey has a long tradition in America, with none other than George Washington running a wheat whiskey business, but in modern times only Bernheim Original has managed a big splash in this department. That is, Bernheim and now Dry Fly. While Dry Fly has expanded into bourbon and a variety of specialty 875-ml offerings, including vodka and gin, Washington Wheat Whiskey is at the forefront of their lineup.