RoughStock Montana

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Malt Whiskey
American Oak
45.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
13 oct 2012 8:52 pm

Average value

€ 79.90

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Whisky Reviews for RoughStock Montana

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.33 points

  1. WhiskyShaman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior


    Sweet coffee tones run all the way through this. The condensed milk is as much a silky texture as it is a flavour, though I'd rate the mouthfeel as extra-medium.

    Not too sweet, but on that end of the spectrum, as the coffee is dilute and never really bitter.

    I found it to be a super cohesive whiskey, as the main coffee theme maintains a central position from start to finish, but has a nice assist from complementing tones at each checkpoint.

    Not hugely complex, but does what it does well.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Dry hay, still warm wholemeal bread, demerara sugar, Yorkshire tea with malted biscuits and Milky coffee.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Irish Coffee now, sweetened with condensed milk. Wholemeal toast, banana bread and just a little Hershey's chocolate syrup and orange zest.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sweet coffee still present but joined by warming chilli and mentholly cardamom pods which fade down to leave woody residuals.

  2. Frion83 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: Easy to confuse with bourbon at first. After breathing - a lot of malt, gray bread, a drop of honey and dry hay. Peanut paste.
    On the palate again, bourbon comes with a bunch of malt, a drop of honey, vanilla and oak.
    Finish: Oak, a touch of spice, vanilla and a hint of nuts.

  3. The_Osprey scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    Roughstock Montana Pure Malt Whiskey 45%.

    30ml at home, Sep 2021.

    Amber orange.

    Aroma is a bit rummy and plasticky, sweetened black tea, touch of artificial chocolate flavour, some cold brew with a mocha vibe, more black tea leaves suggestive of Lapsang Souchong and dark rum. Not sure what it is that leads to these rum-like estery whiskies in the US … but it's not really for me. It's not objectively offensive but it's just not whiskey in my book.

    Taste is more straight forward, better, more whiskey-like. The barley and wood combine into something very cohesive and almost soupy. Parsley comes through a crispbread background. The background has the vaguest notes of honey and orange but it's not 'sweet'. Lots of peppery woody spice on the finish along with a hint of juniper and black tea. A bit too literally woody for me on the finish. Hardly any complexity to the flavour profile despite all my descriptions - just the salty seasoning of the spirit and the bitter bite of the barrel, to be needlessly alliterative. Below average for me, but unique and unusual. I drank it, at least, so I've clearly had worse. 2.95/71


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