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Dented Brick

Dented Brick
American Blended Whiskey

Category: American Blended Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 43%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$26

Dented Brick
American Blended Whiskey

Category: American Blended Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 43%
Golden amber color. Confected aromas of candy corn, peach pie, spearmint, and circus peanuts with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a warming, delightful, medium-length vanilla-honey butter, fresh popover pastry, and caraway finish. A spicy, sweet and fruity Whiskey with a little something for everyone; a very easy drinker.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Candied
Aroma Aroma: candy corn, peach pie, spearmint, and circus peanuts
Taste Flavor: vanilla-honey butter, fresh popover pastry, and caraway
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy, sweet and fruity Whiskey with a little something for everyone; a very easy drinker.

The Producer

Dented Brick Distillery

The Producer
3100 South Washington St
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
USA
1 801-883-9837

Their Portfolio

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86 Antelope Island White Rum 40% (USA) $21.00.
85 Antelope Island Red Barrel Rested Rum 45% (USA) $21.00.
85 Dented Brick Rum 40% (USA) $15.00.
89 Dented Brick American Blended Whiskey 43% (USA) $26.00.
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BR Dented Brick Vodka 40% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Disco-Nut Coconut Rum 25% (USA) $19.00.
88 Great Basin 2021 Bristlecone Gin 45% (USA) $21.00.
91 Jan Stephenson Pineapple-Flavored Rum 40% (USA) $21.99.
88 Moon’s Best Straight Rye Whiskey Batch 1 Barrel 3 Bottle 206 45% (USA) $45.00.

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.