SINGLE BARREL KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBONKentucky Spirit is a 101ø single-barrel bourbon; every drop of its unadulterated taste and smoothness is drawn only from a single barrel. Jimmy Russell hand-selects Kentucky Spirit to be fuller bodied, with rich vanilla flavors and a hint of sweetness. Kentucky Spirit has a complex layering of almonds, honey, blackberries and leather. The finish is almost aristocratic -- long, dark, lingering, and crying out for a fine cigar.
Wow, what a honey this is! On the nose you are enticed with elegant bourbon scents-- tight grains, shiny corn, light sourdough-- all woven well with luscious honey. As it comes across the pallette the roles reverse; here honey is the leader, and what a leader (soft, lingering, and enticing) carrying tasty goodness to the finish where honey hands it off again to bold and calefacient bourbon, which after invigorating and warming-- sneaks subtlety away leaving toothsome remnants of honey behind to relish indefinitely. Delightful as an anytime cordial, as a wonderful aperitif, with fruit, or dessert, and as an additive to coffee, tea, cocoa, or any cocktail.
“Wild Geese” were Irish soldiers who served in various European armies during the 17th and 18th century. After proving their devotion throughout history, the “Wild Geese” achieved fame. To honor and elevate their history, Wild Geese and Irish Soldiers’ present this line of Irish Whiskeys. We are going to examine the Single Malt in the lineup, and though each whiskey they make is fantastic, this one is the star. On the nose you find sweet malt, ripe berries, oak spice, stewed oranges, dried cherries, dark chocolate, roasted nuts and toffee. The taste follows, showing a drier demonstration of the dessert-like aromas in full, interlaced mouthfeel that richly satisfy. The finish is lumbering, chewy and long showing a gratifying corroboration of the flavors with an earthy vanilla that lingers throughout. This is tasty whiskey; try it neat, with a splash of water and a friend to toast with.
The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes Collection Single Malt 86pf
Nose: The nose is clean, smooth and sophisticated. There are hints of oak interwoven with a slight mustiness.On the higher notes, ripe, summer berries.
Taste & Finish: A finely balanced whiskey, smooth with an excellent body. Peppery. Spicy. Malty oak and a complex sweetness. A hint of vanilla and a lingering earthiness. The finish is long on the palate and very satisfying.
Awards: WSWA 2010 - Double Gold
WSWA 2010 - Best Irish Whiskey
Spirits Business Whisky Masters 2010 - Gold Medal
World Whisky Awards 2011 - Best Irish Malt
Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011 - 'Excellent Highly Recommended'
Winemaking is in Ryan Kunde's blood, growing up as a fifth generation winegrower on his family estate, dating back to 1904. Blending the craft of winemaking with science, Ryan stepped out on his own by starting a new winery with his wife, Katie, and her family.
Brilliant pale straw yellow in color with a tinge of lime green. This wine has a lively nose with aromas of lemon grass, passion fruit, lychee, guava, and lime jumping out of the glass. A harmonious and concentrated balance of classic varietal characteristics and satisfying mid-palate weight. This expressive and versatile wine pairs well with rich cheeses like Brie or Roquefort, Italian pizza, or even a cheeseburger.