Type: Single Malt
Score: 91 points
This unique single malt is a blending of two different batches from the Colorado distillery: one aged in new charred oak barrels for two years followed by a a year in Cabernet Sauvignon wine casks, and a second matured in 93-gallon ex-Cognac barrels for two years with a third year in Cabernet Sauvignon casks.
The result is a whisky with a nose of fresh blueberry cobbler, black grapes, a hint of cedar, toasted oak, beef broth, and honey. The taste is thick, fruity, and spicy with cinnamon on top of freshly-baked fruit cobbler, touches of peaches, orange peel, and black grapes. The finish is smooth and rich with lingering spices and fresh fruity notes. Very nice! (July, 2014)