Downslope Distilling Double Diamond

Country: USA
Region: Colorado
Type: American Whiskey
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 40%
Score: 89 points

This Colorado whisky comes from a mashbill of 65% barley and 35% rye, and may be one of the beefiest whiskies I’ve tried short of a Mortlach. The nose is aromatic and spicy with roast beef and all of the au jus, nutmeg, a hint of clove, honey, wet leather, and a touch of maltiness. The taste is spicy and thick with an underlying mix of maltiness and sweetness. Notes of ginger, cinnamon, and cilantro are balanced well by honey, caramel candy, and butterscotch. The finish is long and smooth with nice touches of cinnamon, caramel candy, and butterscotch. Double Diamond is only matured for 2.5 years, but is very nice and has the potential to become even better as the distillery releases older editions with time. (July, 2014)

Mark Gillespie

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