Dry Land Distillers – Longmont, CO
Heirloom Wheat Whiskey
84 Proof (42% ABV)
Dry Land Distillers Website
Colorado has been coming out with some incredible whiskey. Much of it comes from craft distilleries like Dry Land Distillers, which focuses on the art and passion behind their distillations.
One of the great parts about Colorado whiskey is how focused the distilleries are on highlighting their region’s terroir. That is, the actual flavor development comes from the area’s earth and climate. Heirloom grains are a great way to do this, as they are unaltered by humans and have developed themselves according to natural evolution suited to their location.
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Notes & Review
Nose: Strong buckwheat grain profile alongside some rye spice, buttered yeast roll, and toasted chestnut.
Palate: Heavy toasted wheat profile, sweet bubblegum vanilla spice undertones and a little bit of baking spice.
Finish: Vanilla spice, roasted oak, dry roasted wheat, chestnuts
I think that this is a delicious pour. It highlights a lot of strong grain characteristics that put the Colorado terroir on full display. I enjoy whiskeys where you can really taste the grain from the mash bill. Overall, I enjoyed this pour and would recommend it to anyone looking to taste something very different or explore what tasting a mash bill looks like.
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