Deerhammer Rough & Tumble

Country: USA
Region: Colorado
Type: Corn Whiskey
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 42%
Score: 93 points

Deerhammer Rough & Tumble Corn Whiskey. Image courtesy Deerhammer Distilling.Corn whiskies don’t always get much respect because of a perception that they’re one-dimensional, but Rough & Tumble belies that reputation. It is distilled from 100% Colorado-grown corn, with 15% of the corn in each batch being cold-smoked with hickory wood. After distillation, it’s matured in Deerhammer’s used single malt whisky barrels.

The nose has notes of campfire smoke, a slight nuttiness, and buttered popcorn with hints of honey and butterscotch in the background. The taste is smooth, subtle, and mouth-coating with a nice touch of roasted nuts, campfire smoke, and a subtle pepperiness that develops slowly with touches of roasted corn and honey. The finish is long and slightly tingling with spice while a gentle smokiness adds complexity. Excellent! (September, 2018)

Mark GillespieSeptember 30, 20180 comments

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