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Ala Wai

Ala Wai
Batch 14 American Whisky

Category: American Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 61%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$129
2018 Best American Whiskey

Ala Wai
Batch 14 American Whisky

Category: American Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 61%
Bronze color. Aromas of glazed cherries, candy corn, chinese 5 spice, fresh apples, and custard with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length rose hip jam, black forest cake, pecan shortbread, and caramel candies finish. An excellent whiskey that instantly gratifies; vibrant and gripping.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Candied & Rich
Aroma Aroma: glazed cherries, candy corn, Chinese 5 spice, fresh apples, and custard
Taste Flavor: rose hip jam, black forest cake, pecan shortbread, and caramel candies
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An excellent whiskey that instantly gratifies; vibrant and gripping.

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94 Ala Wai Batch 14 American Whisky 61% (USA) $129.00.

American Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
American Whiskey is a Beverage Testing Institute classification for specialty whiskies bottled in the United States that do not neatly fit other categories.
Some spirits producers in the U.S. have started crafting blends of different types or categories of whiskies together to create a unique flavor profile. Examples include products made from Single Malt Scotch Whisky blended with a high-rye Bourbon, or a 50/50 blend of straight bourbon and straight rye. Under federal TTB regulations these whiskies would fall into the 'Blended Whiskey' or 'A Blend of Straight Whiskies' categories. BTI gives these products the American Whisky category designation to better capture their producers' experimental intents to delineate them from the younger, lower-priced blended whiskies that often include neutral grain spirits and/or added coloring or flavoring.

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