||18 months; Virgin Charred Oak|
||Yellow Corn, Peruvian Purple Corn, Bloody Butcher Corn, Flint Corn, and Rye|
|Distiller||Ironroot Republic (Deniston, Texas)|
Another big beast from Texas...
Bottling Code: N/A
Bottling Date: 2017
The nose has a broad array of grain notes – sweet oatmeal, rye flakes, pear, sea salt, icing sugar, and vanilla. The palate is very similar, driven by rich grain notes, reminding me very much of a mixed grain porridge, but still retaining an icing-sugar like confectionary character. Mixed grain porridge, red river cereal, caramel, and a light touch of mixed spices on the finish. For those that like very grain forward – I quite like the style, and lots of micro distilleries are producing it these days. It’s reminding me quite a bit of Ottawa’s North of 7 Whisky.
Recommended (81% of whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).
Value: Average to Low, based on $96)