Charbay Doubled & Twisted

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Distillery Bottling
Calculated age
03 years old
Lot No. 1
45.0 % Vol.
750 ml
United States United States
Added on
16 sep 2018 7:29 pm by Titan2015
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€ 45.35

Whisky reviews for Charbay Doubled & Twisted

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 87.00 points.

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  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Whilst says: ‘In 1983 Charbay opened in Ukiah, California – No. 177 distillery in America. Since then over 2000 distilleries have come and some have gone’, WF says: ‘Some garage whiskey’. ’Basically, it’s beer distilled in a Charentais still (cognac still) and matured in active wood’. [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.


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