The Schtick: This is an interesting whiskey, sourced from Kentucky and finished, then barreled, by Prohibition Spirits under the Hooker’s House line. It is 4 years old, before it makes a hop and a skip over to California for a 9 month stay in Schug Pinot Noir barrels. It features a pretty robustly rye forward mashbill, clocking in at 54% corn and 46% rye.
This is Day #13 in the Craft Whiskey Crackdown. Here is the terrain covered thus far:
- Day 1, Big House Bourbon
- Day 2, Kings County Bourbon
- Day 3, Johnny Drum Private Stock
- Day 4, John J. Bowman Single Barrel
- Day 5, Rye Royal 20yr
- Day 6, Big Bottom Bourbon
- Day 7, Copper Pony Rye, 6mo
- Day 8, Hayes Parker Bourbon, 6mo
- Day 9, Winchester Rye, 6mo
- Day 10, Winchester Straight Bourbon, 2yr
- Day 11, Winchester Extra Smooth Bourbon
- Day 12, Willett Pot Still
Distiller: Undisclosed Kentucky Distiller
Bottler: HelloCello (Prohibition Spirits)
ABV: 50% ABV
Nose: Corn, wet grass, caramel, honey, cocoa, skittles candy, confectioners sugar. Jammy.
Taste: Thin, mild heat, floral, grassy. Young, but without a super musty, disgusting cardboard note. Jammy fruits, wine is evident. Like a young bourbon and a juicy oregon Pinot met in an alley. Caramel, some faint oak.
Finish: Short, some caramel, oak, tobacco, brown sugar, jammy cherry.
Overall: Not bad, but not great. Still a bit young and it shows, but there’s enough wine influence and oak to fend off the crap craft young notes. If this was double the age, I bet they would be in great shape.
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