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    Roughstock Montana Whiskey

    I recently opened a bottle of Roughstock. The bottle I got is barrel proof at approximately 126. It is another in an ever increasing line of very young American single malts. I don't have it in front of me, but it was aged for a very short period of time in new charred oak.

    Roughstock has a good flavor and shows some promise. It quenches my occasional hankerin for that smoky, earthy, single malt flavor. It is not nearly as good as Stranahan's, which has layers of sweet, bourbony, banana bready flavors on top of the single malt flavor. Roughstock is more one-note and stripped down than Stranahan's.

    I've had quite a few young 'craft' distillery products and overall I tend to enjoy the young single malts much better, despite my usual strong preference for bourbon. A single malt in a new barrel presents flavors unique from bourbon and scotch. Roughstock is a good, not great, example of this. With a bit more time in the barrel it could turn into something special though.

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    Re: Roughstock Montana Whiskey

    RoughStock Distillery

    According to David Driscoll at K&L, this is a 100% wheat mash whiskey.
    Has anyone else tried this 90 proofer and care to comment on how it
    stacks up against other wheaters?

    Further searching shows a 124.2 proof version (assuming the sellers
    website is accurate.)
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    Re: Roughstock Montana Whiskey

    I think the wheat one is a special release or a new product from them. The bottle I had was definitely not wheat. I'd like to give the wheat variety a try though. From the little I know about Roughstock, it appears that they are doing it the right way-making it themselves, local ingredients, experimentation.

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    Re: Roughstock Montana Whiskey

    "Wheater" is what we call wheated bourbon. Let's not start using it to mean wheat whiskey white dog, or whatever this is. (Website not much help.)

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    Re: Roughstock Montana Whiskey

    I put a picture of the bottle up on the blog. Proof is 90.

    http://spiritsjournal.klwines.com/kl...-tastings.html

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    Re: Roughstock Montana Whiskey

    These will be open at the chicago get together.

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    Re: Roughstock Montana Whiskey

    "Wheat Mash Whiskey" suggests light aging in used barrels. I assume there's no age statement, formal or informal.

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    Re: Roughstock Montana Whiskey

    I'll check my bottle of the 'regular' Roughstock when I get home. I want to say it was aged for 8 months or something like that. I don't know if that will be the same for the wheat Roughstock though.

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    Re: Roughstock Montana Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    "Wheater" is what we call wheated bourbon. Let's not start using it to mean wheat whiskey white dog, or whatever this is. (Website not much help.)
    Didn't mean to imply this was a "wheater" but rather wondered
    how it tasted compared with "real" wheaters (Wellers, MM, etc.)
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    Re: Roughstock Montana Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by silverfish View Post
    Didn't mean to imply this was a "wheater" but rather wondered
    how it tasted compared with "real" wheaters (Wellers, MM, etc.)
    That's my point. Wheat whiskey and wheated bourbon ('wheater') are completely different animals.

 

 

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