|After testing dozens of heirloom varietals of corn, Cacahuazintle (pronounced kaka + wha + SINT lay), a locally grown, GMO-free variety that has been passed down by generations of local farmers, was chosen?for its thick, textured kernels, which provided the boldest flavors. These flavors are further drawn out by a 4,000-year-old traditional process called nixtamalization, in which the corn is soaked and cooked in an alkaline solution (usually a lime bath), washed and then hulled. Commonly used before corn is ground into masa and made into tortillas or other Mexican staples, nixtamalization unlocks the full flavor profile and aromas of the ancient crop.?The whiskey is double distilled in handcrafted copper pot stills, and aged in new toasted and used oak casks.
Roasted corn on the nose along with hints of leather and vanilla, and a sip will unlock notes of black tea, toffee, and honey.
|Smooth and slightly sweet to start, followed with a tingle of honey and citrus notes. 2 GINGERS is a blended Irish whiskey that is distilled twice and aged 4 years in the mild climate of Ireland at the Kilbeggan Distillery, allowing its flavor to live well on its own or as a good base in cocktails.
15 Stars Triple Cask Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in Cognac, Port, and rum casks
|MASH BILL WITH 95% RYE.
APPEARANCE: GOLDEN AMBER
NOSE: AROMAS OF OAK, DARK FRUIT AND LIGHT CARAMEL WITH A HINT OF CINNAMON
PALATE: SPICY, FULL BODIED, TOUCH OF TOFFEE
FINISH: DRY FINISH WITH LINGERING SPICE AND OAK NOTES
AGED: CHARRED OAK BARREL
INGREDIENTS: RYE AND BARLEY
Global Spirits Competition: Double Gold
North American Whiskey and Bourbon Competition: Gold
Denver International Spirits Festival: Silver
Jim Murray's 2018 Whiskey Bible rating: 94 points
15 Stars Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in tawny port casks
The new Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon, according to those behind it, is matured twice as long as the standard Eagle Rare 10-year-old bourbon. It is all about the presentation with this one in addition to the age though, with the Double Eagle crystal decanter featuring ?two beautifully sculptured crystal glass eagles, one inside the bottle, and one serving as the stopper.
Nose:?Hints of vanilla, toasted oak and caramel.
Palate:?A gracefully aged oaky flavor.