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Pearse Lyons

Pearse Lyons
Reserve Whiskey

Category: American Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39.99

Pearse Lyons
Reserve Whiskey

Category: American Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of honey on dried figs, moss, fruit cup, steel cut oats with brown sugar, and apple pastry with a round, fruity light body and an even, engaging, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of gingerbread and sticky toffee pudding finish. A dead ringer for Scotland’s whiskys, this lighter styled American whiskey sings of honey and heather.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Mild & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: honey on dried figs, moss, fruit cup, steel cut oats with brown sugar, and apple pastry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of gingerbread and sticky toffee pudding
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey and Soda, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dead ringer for Scotland's whiskys, this lighter styled American whiskey sings of honey and heather.

The Producer

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

The Producer
475 Angliana Ave
Lexington, KY 40508
USA
1 859-221-7703

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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