Whiskey has a long tradition with flavoring. Specifically, infusing wine flavoring by “finishing” whiskey in a previously used wine barrel adds a nice sweetness. The Scots love to use Sherry and Port wine barrels to finish their single malts, and the results are often wonderful. But American whiskey? We’ve never really concerned ourselves with it, to be honest. You rarely see a wine finished spirit made in America, so naturally, Dry Fly got to work on one of their own.
Taste- Rich, sugary sweetness. Ripe grapes and berries, smooth and creamy, full bodied.
Finish – Short, unfortunately, but the wonderful huckleberry closes the door.
Comment- Incredible. The wheat whiskey provides a perfect base spirit to marry with the port finish. Perfect balance between the two. Dangerously drinkable.
Group Rating- 88/100
Doug – “Smooth and awesome.”
Jim – “Amazing. Impressive flavors, I doubt it will disappoint anyone.”
Ken – “So enjoyable! Nice color, love the port flavors.”
Mike – “Like drinking straight wine, I literally could chug it. Wonderful. It was mellow yet full bodied.”