Whiskey Tasting Notes

Whiskey Tasting Notes

Whiskey 101

This flight is designed to showcase a variety of grains used in each whiskey.

Jameson Irish Whisky – Irish whiskey’s primary grain is barley, and comes off lighter and smoother than American whiskeys, which typically have a primary grain of corn, rye or wheat.

Buffalo Trace Bourbon – Bourbons are made of at least 51% corn, sweeter and darker than an Irish whiskey.

Larceny Wheated Bourbon – With Wheat as the secondary grain, this spirit is sweeter and smoother than a rye or other bourbon.

Sazerac Rye Whiskey – Rye as the primary grain, which tastes earthier, spicier and with added complexities make for a richer whiskey.

Local Flight

Featuring a variety of local whiskeys.

72 Mile Blended Bourbon (Reno, NV) – Semi sweet with light maple tastes. Delicate corn, earthy and oak flavors with hints of tobacco.

J. J. Pfister Rye Whiskey (Rancho Cordova, CA) – Aromas of allspice, caramel, banana toast, and a hint of ginger. On the palate, it is exceptionally smooth – with notes of banana bread, caramel and dark chocolate covered cherry – leading to a classic rye finish of holiday spices and black pepper.

Legado Rye Whiskey (Sacramento, CA) – Starts with caramelized brown sugar and crème brulee melding into grilled peaches, poached pear with nutmeg and vanilla wrapped in a tasty pie crust. Includes hints of acacia flower and honeycomb as well.

The finish is long and satisfying with a pleasing integration of alcohol and flavor.

CDS Smokey Rye Whiskey (Auburn, CA) – A smokey take on the classic rye whiskey.

Magic of the Mash

by our friends at Heaven Hill Distillery

Mellow Corn – distilled from a mash of at least 80 percent corn and aged for four years in a once-used Bourbon barrel. Compared to the deep amber color created by the newly charred oak barrels in the production of our other Bourbons and American Whiskeys, the result of the used barrel is a lighter, straw-colored spirit.

Bernheim – Bright amber in color, mildly sweet aroma with hints of vanilla and honey. One the palate, hints of toffee, berries and spice. Finished with a warm and elegant note of toasted oak.

Elijah Craig Rye – Medium chestnut color, with dark chocolate, spices and a hint of smoke on the nose. On the palate, rich baking spices and honey backed up with smooth oak influence.

Heaven Hill Bourbon – Warm notes of vanilla, honey and rich caramel sweetness on the nose. On the palate, smooth, warm and sweet with a subtle rye spice note; caramel and honey mingle with just enough oak and char to round out the richness.