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Keeper’s Heart

Keeper’s Heart
4 Year Old Irish + American Blended Whiskey

Category: American Hybrid Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 43%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29

Keeper’s Heart
4 Year Old Irish + American Blended Whiskey

Category: American Hybrid Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 43%
Gold color. Candied, buttery aromas and flavors of buttered caramel, malted barley, sweet corn, and hazelnut with a satiny, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, appealing, medium-long finish that shows suggestions of salted kettle corn, hazelnut, honey and caramel, and prune. A Hybrid Whiskey with youthful grains and balanced oak allowing the vanilla and baking spice to shine through.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: buttered caramel, malted barley, sweet corn, and hazelnut
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of salted kettle corn, hazelnut, honey and caramel, and prune
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A Hybrid Whiskey with youthful grains and balanced oak allowing the vanilla and baking spice to shine through.

The Producer

O'Shaughnessy Distilling Co.

The Producer

American Hybrid Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
American Hybrid Whiskey is a Beverage Testing Institute classification for specialty blended whiskies bottled in the United States. 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 , but BTI gives these products the Hybrid 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.