A whiskey brought to you by musician and husband to Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo. The bottle we purchased also happens to be a barrel pick by Julio’s Liquors in Westborough, MA.
This whiskey blends 12 year old Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee whiskies. It is 73% corn, 20% rye and 7% malted barley. It was finished in cognac barrels and bottled at 118 proof.
Nose: oak, vanilla and caramel
Palate: lightly sweet with spices, a bit of a burn with fruit and charred oak notes
Finish: lightly sweet and warming
This whiskey was surprisingly good. There is a harmonious balance between sweet and spiced notes. At this proof it does come with a bit of a burn at the back of the tongue but that quickly disappears leaving you with a nice warming hug. It’s a good whisky! It won’t knock your socks off but still pretty darn good for the price and if you are looking for a nice warming hug… this whiskey will give you that.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.