Full Review

FJW

FJW
Solera-Style American Whiskey

Category: American Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 45%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$31

FJW
Solera-Style American Whiskey

Category: American Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 45%
Amber color. Nutty aromas and flavors of toffee-coated popcorn, candied peanuts, egg nog, and roasted apple with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of smoked almonds and black tea finish. A smoky, nutty whiskey that will play well in a variety of winter-warmer style cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Smoky
Aroma Aroma: toffee-coated popcorn, candied peanuts, egg nog, and roasted apple
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of smoked almonds and black tea
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smoky, nutty whiskey that will play well in a variety of winter-warmer style cocktails.

The Producer

GIA Distillery

The Producer
203 E Murphy St
Madison, NC 27025
USA
1 803-920-7773

Their Portfolio

American Whiskey

Spirits Glass Glencairn Canadian Amber.jpg
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.