Type: Blended Whiskey
Score: 89 points
This whiskey takes Woodinville’s Double Barrel whiskey that starts out in new charred oak barrels, followed by time in used oak – and then kicks things up a notch by finishing it in a third type of barrel: one that was previously used to mature one of Islay’s peatiest single malts. While it doesn’t say so on the label, the fact that Woodinville is part of the Glenmorangie/Ardbeg family is a pretty good clue where those barrels came from.
The nose has notes of baked apples, a kiss of smoke, toasted caramel, and a hint of tobacco. The taste has good spices along with a slightly smoky and ashy character complemented by touches of tobacco, toasted caramel, and honey. The finish is long and smoky with a touch of ashiness and burnt caramel. (August, 2o20)