American Single Malt (ASM) #1
June 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
6pm PACIFIC, 7PM MOUNTAIN EIGHT 1OZ MINIS
Denver Scotch Club is a SCOTCH CLUB, because we love the taste of Scottish style single malt whisky. However, we do enjoy worldwide whiskies that emulate that style. While whisky in the US has been dominated by bourbon for centuries, the new growth of craft distilleries has made for breaking the traditions. These new mavericks whisky try to make many things, and some of that is single malt whisky in the Scottish style. We’re not going to just try one distillery and call it a day, we are going to taste EIGHT SINGLE MALTS from FOUR distilleries and we’ll have representatives from each to talk to us. Here are our special guests:
Santa Fe Spirits
Westland American Single Malt Whiskey – The new Westland American Single Malt Whiskey is a culmination of over 10 years pioneering a new category of whiskey that has put America on the global single malt map. This latest expression represents the possibilities to be explored in single malt and captures the essence of our house style in one flagship bottle
Garryana Edition 5 – This latest edition of Westland’s most anticipated limited release of the year recently took home the prize for American Single Malt of the Year at Whisky Magazine’s World Whiskies Awards. In this bottling, the decadence of Garry Oak conspires with the smokiness of peat to create a spicy and savory union.
Old Line American Single Malt Whiskey – Cask Strength (~122 proof)
Old Line American Single Malt Whiskey is a definitively American style whiskey. Produced with 100% malted barley and aged in virgin, charred American oak casks it marries the best of old world distillation and new world aging techniques. The 100% malted barley mash bill gives this whiskey a wonderfully rich base with flavors of toffee and a hint of dark chocolate. The virgin oak aging imparts notes of vanilla, caramel and baking spices. Bottled at cask strength, the cask strength is more complex and intense than the 86 proof expression.
Old Line American Single Malt Whiskey – Caribbean Rum Finish (100 proof)
Old Line American Single Malt Whiskey is a definitively American style whiskey. Produced with 100% malted barley and aged in virgin, charred American oak casks it marries the best of old world distillation and new world aging techniques. The 100% malted barley mash bill gives this whiskey a wonderfully rich base with flavors of toffee and a hint of dark chocolate. The virgin oak aging imparts notes of vanilla, caramel and baking spices. This expression of our American Single Malt is finished in casks that previously Old Line’s own blend of Caribbean rum, lending rich tropical notes and a touch of sweetness to the spirits.
Santa Fe Spirits
Colkegan – mesquite Smoked American Single Malt – 92 proof (46% ABV) Selling at around $55 in CO
This is a lightly smoked Single Malt. We take 1/3 of the grain and have it smoked at the malting house. It also has 1/3 of the aging done in New American Oak (medchar). These 2 factors help keep a good balance of smoke and oak. We blend 15 casks into each batch about 3 times a year, and we only use whiskey that is a minimum of 3 years old .
Colkegan – Cask Strength (Single Cask release) Mesquite Smoked American Single Malt 118 proof (59% ABV) and selling around $75 in CO
This whiskey is as above for how we make it. However in the blending we are tasting each cask for how it will help the final whiskey. In our single cask releases this barrel has all the balance we are looking for by itself, so we blend it directly.
Lineage: Lineage is a marrying of the traditional Scotch Single Malts that have long been an inspiration to us with innovative approaches to grain and maturation to celebrate Texas provenance. Made from both Scottish and Texas-grown barley and aged in both refill and new oak barrels, Lineage celebrates both old and new traditions.
Texas “1”: Made with traditional Scottish Golden Promise malted barley and highlighting virgin oak. A timeless style of malt whisky, Balcones “1” Texas Single Malt breathes new life into centuries of distilling tradition with classic techniques and ingredients married with New World maturation.