Bent Brewstillery One Twenty Cask Whiskey 375ML
One-Twenty is Barrel-Strength because it’s bottled at the same proof as it comes out of the barrel. Typically, modern whiskey is distilled at a high proof (typically 130-160 proof) then watered down to barrel strength (typically 100-125 proof) for aging in barrels. Modern whiskey is then watered down again to bottling strength, usually 80-90 proof.
Harkening back to the days of the Old West, when your whiskey was always barrel strength, the slightest hint that it was watered down would get the proprietor’s head smashed with the offending bottle…the Wild West equivalent of a bad social media review.
Barrel-Strength is whiskey turned up to 11! It is best served with a bit of ice and/or dash of water to open up the aromas and full flavor. It will also benefit from a few minutes of “breathing” before enjoying. This will allow some of the higher volatile alcohols to evaporate instead of burning your olfactory senses.
Viscous, robust and spicy. You’ll notice how the liquid sticks the sides and slides down. This is an indication of the thick mouth feel to come. It blooms warmly from the glass with aromas of honeyed pears, cream caramel and sherry. The flavor strikes hotly but not too aggressively with hints of oak, toasted marshmallows and golden syrup..
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