I'm blessed with having been send 12 samples of Whiskey/bourbon/rye made by some of the innovating distilleries in the USA! All for educational purposes off cause!
Just to share what a vast amount of studying material I have been send I'm posting these photos below as a thank you to the kind Lads that send them to me!
The samples were generously send by the Guys from Harimex Development which imports and wholesale a large gamma of drinks. Please see their website http://newsite.haromex.com
From the Koval Distillery samples were send of:
- Millet whiskey, 100% millet, 40% ABV, 80 proof
- Rye whiskey, 100% rye, 40% ABV, 80 proof, 80 proof
- Four grain whiskey, 47% ABV, 94 proof (JIM MURRAY’S WHISKY BIBLE 2017, US Micro Whisky of the Year (Runner Up)
- Bourbon, 51% corn / 49% millet, 47% ABV, 94 proof
From the Catoctin Creek Distillery samples were send of:
- Roundstone Rye, 40% ABV, 100% Rye,
- Roundstone Rye 92 proof, 46% ABV, 100% Rye, Distiller's Reserve
- Roundstone Rye Cask proof, 58,9% ABV (depending on the barrel), 100% Rye
Review can be found in this blog : catoctin-creek-roundstone-rye
From the Journeyman Distillery samples were send of:
- Corsets, Whips & Whiskey, wheat whiskey, Cask Strength 58,5 % ABV, 117 Proof
- Raven wood rye whiskey, 45% ABV, 90 proof
- Featherbone bourbon, 45% ABV, 90 proof
- W.R. White, 45% ABV, 90 proof
What do I hope to learn from these Whiskeys?
- I have compared the new make journeyman with the end product. You can read about that here. The difference between new make and the final product is rather big!
- I will compare these with the American Whiskeys I already own, Corsair Tripple Smoke, Noah's Mill and Elijah Craig 12 years.
- I will compare all the rye mashbills and see how 51% rye or 100% rye influences the pallet.
- I will see if what I learn tells me something about the wood influences found in "sherry" matured "scotch". This I'm (still) investigating in another blog
- I should get more information and know how about how all these different corns and malts and grains influence the end result.
Blogs to investigate this task are :
Koval "Millet" : Koval "Millet"
Catoctin Creek : Roundstone Rye
Corsair Distillery: Triple Smoke
Lastly I will probably have loads of fun exploring the distilleries that have produced these drams and seeing what makes them unique!