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Colkegan American Single Malt

SKU b1141c7cb35b Categories Whiskey, Spirits Tag Colkegan American Single Malt

$68.99

Size
750ml, bottle

Colkegan American Single Malt Whiskey is a unique spirit crafted in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Unlike traditional Scotch whisky, Colkegan uses mesquite-smoked malted barley, giving it a distinctive Southwestern twist. Aged in new and used American white oak casks, this whiskey develops a complex flavor profile that is both smooth and smoky.

Description

Aroma

Foreground: The initial whiff offers a rich sweetness of vanilla bean, reminiscent of homemade vanilla ice cream. This sweetness is intertwined with the toasty aroma of charred American oak barrels, hinting at caramel and baking spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

Midground: As you delve deeper, a subtle smokiness emerges, distinct from typical peat-smoked Scotch. This smoke is more like the gentle campfire embers of mesquite wood, adding a unique Southwestern flair.

Background: Hints of fruit may also peek through on the nose, with some reviewers mentioning delicate notes of starfruit or even a touch of strawberry.

Palate

Initial Taste: The initial sweetness picks up on the vanilla and caramel notes from the aroma, joined by a touch of honey. Hints of dried fruit like raisin or prune may also appear.

Midpalate: As the whiskey lingers on your tongue, the influence of the oak barrel becomes more apparent. Notes of gentle oak tannin add a touch of dryness and structure, balancing the sweetness. The mesquite smoke weaves its way in here, but in a subtle and complementary way, not overpowering the other flavors.

Finish: The finish is long and smooth, leaving a pleasant warmth on the tongue. The lingering notes are where the smokiness shines again, offering a gentle echo of campfire and spice, alongside hints of vanilla and maybe even a touch of dark chocolate.

 

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

46%

Country

United States

Region

New Mexico

Brand

Santa Fe Spirits

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Rich

Rich

Rich caramel, leather, and deep oaky notes are the real heart of this taste.

Aromatic

Aromatic

Floral, and dried fruit notes appear in the nose on this finely tuned whiskey, and remain throughout the long soft finish.

Bold

Bold

A bold whiskey that's approachable to all, with a soft start, and a long finish

Subtle Smokiness

Subtle Smokiness

The hint of smoke appears on the nose, then lets the rest of the whiskey speak, then appears as part of the long smooth finish.