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Santa Fe Spirits

Santa Fe Spirits
Colkegan Mesquite Smoked Single Malt American Straight Whiskey

Category: American Straight Malt Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 46%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$49

Santa Fe Spirits
Colkegan Mesquite Smoked Single Malt American Straight Whiskey

Category: American Straight Malt Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 46%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of smoked peaches, toasted bread, and mesquite, walnut paste, tobacco, ginger candies, and mulled red wine steaming over wood embers with a satiny, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length finish that shows shades of cinnamon, dates, clove, and fig jam, cedar box and sweet tobacco, smoked peaches, and cocoa nibs. A youthful yet layered and flavorful Whiskey that illustrates how the world is catching up on Celtic Single Malts.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Complex & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: smoked peaches, toasted bread, and mesquite, walnut paste, tobacco, ginger candies, and mulled red wine steaming over wood embers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of cinnamon, dates, clove, and fig jam, cedar box and sweet tobacco, smoked peaches, and cocoa nibs
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A youthful yet layered and flavorful Whiskey that illustrates how the world is catching up on Celtic Single Malts.

The Producer

Santa Fe Spirits

The Producer
7505 Mallard Way, Unit I
Santa Fe, NM 87507
USA
1 505-467-8892

American Straight Malt Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
An American straight malt whiskey is a domestic malt whiskey (with at least 51%malt) that has been aged for two years or more before bottling. This category encompasses many examples, from very good versions made by large distillers to more limited production bourbons that have been aged for twelve years or more; the former examples are meant for cocktails, while the more expensive whiskeys - some costing as much as $200 a bottle - should be reserved for after dinner sipping, given their elegant and complex nature.