Amador Ten Barrels Straight Hop Flavored Whiskey
A blend of 60% straight malt whiskey and 40% hop-flavored whiskey distilled from a craft IPA beer, the components were aged separately for over 2 years in French oak wine barrels and then "married" in our family Chardonnay barrels for another 2 years before being bottled.
Tasting it neat, the initial impression is caramel, cloves and vanilla. It has a rich palate, with a finish that lasts for about 10 minutes.
The beer flavors stand out with a bit of dilution, experiencing it with a cube of ice during the heat of summer. The hop spice is enhanced, along with all the 2-row barley flavors. Again, a long-lasting body with an extremely smooth finish.
This 96-proof whiskey definitely holds up to a splash of water or cube of ice, and will make exquisite whiskey-based cocktails. It's currently drinking well and will handle many years in the bottle. As the flavors develop and deepen over time, we recommend enjoying some now and tucking a case away for special occasions 20-30 years from now.
You Might Like These as Well!
All images are for illustrative purposes only. Actual packaging may differ from the image. Correct package size is listed on the item description and should not necessarily be inferred by the image displayed.