Charbay.com [again] tells us this is ‘A blend of custom brewed Straight Malt, Pilsner Beer and Big Bear Black Stout, Straight malt and Pilsner aged 4 years, Stout aged 8 years’, [whiskeyjug]: ‘,… created to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the distillery and created by their master distiller Marko’,
This particular release was distilled in 2014, released??
N: A bizarre/unique [innovative?] bouquet, reminiscent of elderflower wine into gin borne from a complex botanical & spiced basket. Reminiscent of Bache Gabrielsen 1971-vintage cognac [WLP], we’ve a drop of Cointreau, a confectionary sweetie mix combo, buttered popcorn, dry spiced toffee into a light molasses, sweetened whisked egg whites with lemon juice, hint of [vanilla] icecream, sweet grapefruit into blood orange, [Stone’s] ginger wine,…
T: Tastes as you’d imagine from the nose with a fizzy herbal blonde to dark beer-like delivery – the pilsner and stout incredibly candid and neatly integrated. With a decent oily weight throughout, the abv strength of 45% is plenty.
F: Lingering bitter botanical hops-like finish. I spot no flaws save for it’s more like a fortified beer than whiskey for the most part.
C: Extremely well made beer-centric whiskey. Are beer lovers not loving this too? An ideal introduction/gateway into whiskey for the beer drinker one could imagine. With thanks to Fi Shoop.