Country: USA
Region: Massachusetts
Type: American Straight Whiskey
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 42%
Score: 70 points

This is a case where a whisky was released well before it had a chance to mature. The nose has notes of linseed oil, nutmeg, maple syrup, and a hint of nuts. However, the taste is overly tart and acidic with a peppery note that’s out of balance with the rest of the flavors, including hints of linseed oil in the background. The finish is long, but with indistinguishable flavors. Overall, lacking balance and complexity that might have developed with more time in wood. (March, 2013)