The Schtick: “This is Stolen 11 Whiskey. This is the type of whiskey you can just keep pouring and pouring… your new go-to whiskey.
Aged eleven years in American oak barrels, it’s a highly-awarded, single-grain American whiskey. It’s finished using a secondary barrel and steeped with toasted oak staves. This creates a rich and bold flavor profile, yet exceptionally smooth and light on the palate and with a luscious, buttery mouthfeel.”
Alright, so we have an American whiskey here, aged for 11 years in barrels, then finished on toasted oak staves. This seems like it doesn’t have nearly as high of a dumpster potential as the Smoked Rum. It’s shockingly not 40% ABV, which is a good sign.
Let’s dive in
Bottler: Stolen (Chicago, USA)
ABV: 46% ABV
Age: 11 Years
Nose: Sweet honey, light wafer, confectioners sugar, oaky and tannic. Fresh baked bread.
Taste: Thin mouth feel with a good bit of heat. Really sweet at first, loads of honey and caramel before a big tannic punch. Bitter, astringent, faint plastic.
Finish: Short, but hot. Lots of oak, tannins, dry cocoa, light honey and some vanilla.
Overall: This is weird in that it ping pongs from really sweet to super oaky in such short order. I’m not really a fan. It’s not terrible, but it’s also clear it’s not super natural, either.
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