The Schtick: This is an American Single Malt distilled by Greenbar, and matured on several types of wood before bottling. This is my first brush with anything from Greenbar, so I’m excited to give another new American distiller a look. Let’s dive in.
Distiller: Greenbar Distillery
Bottler: Greenbar Distillery
Brand: Greenbar Distillery
ABV: 42% ABV
Nose: Buttery on the nose with rich caramel, bananas, rising bread and some corn. Doesn’t smell super young, but the fruitiness sort of gives that away. a little.
Taste: Medium mouth feel. Fresh baked bread, toffee, faint pepper and some honey. Nice complexity, with a hint of banana on the back palate. Apples, pears, lightly jammy. Apricot and icing. Really enticing, faint oak structure which helps give the appearance of some age. No heat.
Finish: Short but sweet – it wisps away cleanly. The oak is just right here, with cinnamon bun spice and sugar. Nice toffee, clove, brown sugar and nougat.
Overall: Overall, this performed better than I expected. While young it’s working hard to overcome that, and showing a lot of promise. The finish is typically where I see young single malts break down, and this held strong. which is really promising. In doing some post-review googling, I see they have a cask strength expression, which I’ll be sure to track down. These younger malts seem to do better at cask strength, interestingly enough. If you’re in the area, give em a look.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect