Full Review

Climax

Climax
Wood-Fired Whiskey

Category: American Blended Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 45%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$29.99

Climax
Wood-Fired Whiskey

Category: American Blended Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 45%
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate, hay barn, tarragon, orange peel, and marshmallow with a round, light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish that exhibits accents of cedar barn and raisin bran finish. A grainy whiskey for craft whiskey adventurers.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: chocolate, hay barn, tarragon, orange peel, and marshmallow
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of cedar barn and raisin bran
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A grainy whiskey for craft whiskey adventurers.

The Producer

Prost Beverage Company

The Producer
5300 Glades Cut Off Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
USA
1 772-216-1562

Their Portfolio

84 Climax Wood-Fired Whiskey 45% (USA) $29.99.

American Blended Whiskey

Spirits Glass Glencairn Canadian Amber.jpg
Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Blended American Whiskey is required to contain at least 20% straight whiskey; with the balance being unaged neutral spirit or, in a few cases, high-proof light whiskey. It has a general whiskey flavor profile (most closely resembling Bourbon), but lacks any defining taste characteristic.

Blended whiskies date from the early 19th century when the invention of the column still made possible the production of neutral spirits. Distillers would blend one or more straight whiskies (Bourbon and Rye) with these neutral spirits in varying proportions to create their own branded blend. The taste and quality of these whiskies, then as now, varies according to the ratio of straight whiskey to neutral grain spirit. Early blends were frequently flavored with everything from sherry to plug tobacco. Compared to straight whiskies they were relatively inexpensive and bland in character. Modern blends utilize dozens of different straight whiskies to insure a consistent flavor profile. Blended American whiskies had a great sales boost during and just after World War II when distillers promoted them as a way of stretching their limited supply of straight whiskey. This sales spike did not last, however. Blended whiskies were considered to be too bland by Bourbon and Rye drinkers, and consumers with a taste for lighter spirits soon migrated to Vodka and Gin. Blended whiskies have been leading the pack in declining sales over the past few decades.