Tasting Notes

Producing WhiskyCast has given me the opportunity to taste some really amazing whiskies, and I’m pleased to share my tasting notes with you here. You can search my entire database of tasting notes from this page, and I hope you’ll find it useful.

Pearse Lyons Reserve

Country: USA

Region: Kentucky

Type: Single Malt

Bottler: Distiller

ABV: 40%

Score: 90 Points

Dr. Pearse Lyons comes from a long line of Irish whiskey coopers and distillers, and now runs Kentucky-based Alltech. He’s created a rarity: a Kentucky single malt whisky, and even though it was bottled at between two and three years of age, it tastes like whiskies much older and smoother. The nose is sweet with notes of molasses and brown sugar, a touch of nutmeg, and vanilla. The taste is smooth and spicy with hot chili peppers that fade slowly to reveal slightly tart notes of lemon creme and molasses. The finish is dry and long with a subtle touch of oak and a hint of brown sugar.