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The scent of sweet corn and vanilla will greet you when you go in for a whiff. And, I hate using the term butterscotch… shouldn’t all whiskey have that kind of scent? But, here it's true. I’ll break it down: think caramelized brown sugar and butter. Sweet, complex, and creamy. And that’s just the nose.
I get cocoa and smoke on the palate. But there is way more going on here if you employ the Whiskey Chew. Barrel notes come through as vanilla, blanched almonds, and tobacco. There’s also a nice acidic bite; that bite is the start of the finish.
And the finish is long warm ride of sweet corn, that acidic bite, and lingering tobacco.
This is a whiskey that wants you to sip it slowly. — 4 years ago
Drinking the 2012 in 2016. Do NOT mistake this Cab Franc for a Cab Sauv! This is mild, smooth, with a good velvety finish. Light tannins. Nice spice and berries on the nose. Spice and black fruit on the palette. Fantastic wine and a fantastic value. — 4 years ago
Crown Royal's Northern Harvest Rye is NOT standard Crown Royal fare. Northern Harvest Rye is leaps and bounds above any other Crown Royal product I’ve tasted.
Aromas of toasted nuts, pepper, burnt sugar, cloves and cinnamon waft up from the glass. It’s nice, complex, and a touch sweet.
The flavor mirrors the scent, but the pepper notes are dialed back. It’s a soft and smooth rye, not harsh, peppery nor astringent like some can be. A touch of biscuit (think cream cracker) is present in the flavors and it brings to mind a fine bourbon.
The finish is long, warm, and sweet. I’m pleased and surprised.
But unlike Jim Murray, I cannot say this is the best whiskey I’ve had all year. I’m not even sure it’s the best new offering I’ve had all year. Still: it's fantastic. — 5 years ago
Stillhouse Moonshine's Apple Crisp Whiskey is one of the best flavored moonshines I've ever had.
It's like an alcoholic Green Apple Jolly Rancher. Apple Crisp is sweet apple on the nose, sweet apple across the palate, and warm sugar on the finish. It's like a Granny Smith, Jonathan, and Fuji apple all hopped into a blender with demarara sugar syrup, and then that blender caught fire. And then I drank it.
Sweet, smooth, crisp and warm, Apple Crisp is fantastic. — 4 years ago
Thick foamy head. "Settles" like Guinness and is just as light. Creamy, mild vanilla with a good malty/hoppy finish. Drink with Irish whisky or pair with bold & spicy fare. — 4 years ago
Drinking the 2012 in 2016. Mostly Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Cabernet Franc. Spicy nose with mild fruit. On the palette, good black fruit notes, heavy vanilla and oak, with traces of mushroom and truffle. Even though the tannins are balanced, drinking with food is a must. — 4 years ago
Smooth and sweet, Stillhouse Peach Tea Moonshine is heavy peach, right in your face from the get-go. From the nose, to the taste, to the finish, you get peaches. The black tea notes are more subdued; present, but nowhere near as prevalent as the peach. And somehow this Peach Tea, with its lower alcohol content, comes across as hotter than the "Original" style. There's a nice mellow heat present as the hooch makes its away across your palate. — 4 years ago
Stillhouse "Original" Moonshine Whiskey is undeniably smooth, a tad sweet, and quite mellow. It reminds me more of a silver tequila than a whiskey. But there's no body and no depth. 100% corn means zero complexity. And without a nice high-proof bite, what is there to make me want more?
Sadly, unimpressive. — 4 years ago