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Charbay

Charbay
Doubled & Twisted Whiskey

Category: American Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 45%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50

Charbay
Doubled & Twisted Whiskey

Category: American Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 45%
Gold color. Herbal, dank aromas of candied cashew, thyme, tarragon, tangerine oil, and fruit stripes gum with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, complex, long bay leaf, green peppercorn, pickled mango and peach, smoked woodruff, chocolate covered toffee, and roasted carrots in hoisin finish. A tasty, distinctive whiskey with oscillating notes of complex herbs and silky confection; dances outside the box.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Herbal & Smoky
Aroma Aroma: candied cashew, thyme, tarragon, tangerine oil, and fruit stripes gum
Taste Flavor: bay leaf, green peppercorn, pickled mango and peach, smoked woodruff, chocolate covered toffee, and roasted carrots in hoisin
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty, distinctive whiskey with oscillating notes of complex herbs and silky confection; dances outside the box.

The Producer

Charbay Distillery

The Producer
3001 S. State
#48
Ukiah, CA 95482
USA
1 707-462-2249

Their Portfolio

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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