Sonoma County Cherrywood RyeJune 13, 2017
A 1-year-old (“minimum”) whiskey made from Canadian rye and wheat, and Cherrywood-smoked malt from Wyoming. The cherry smoke is clear, with a distinct fruity edge to it, along with the spicy rye nose: peppercorns and hot mint. A fierce entry, boiling with the components of the nose, that spreads and quiets on the tongue, finishing with oak dryness and that cherry-rye cocktail. Had the first batch; this 2016 batch is better. Watch for the 2017 later this year.Lew Bryson has been writing about beer for more than 25 years and is the author of Tasting Whiskey. On Twitter @LewBryson.