Spirit Hound Distillery in Lyons, CO
Straight Malt Whiskey
100% Malted Barley
100 Proof (50% ABV)
Spirit Hound Distillery Website
Spirit Hound Distillers is a one-of-a-kind distillery. In all the distilleries we’ve been to, we’ve never quite experienced anything like it.
They’ve been around for over a decade, but their fire, their passion, and their love of distilling hasn’t diluted the slightest minutia during that time. It feels like the rose-colored glasses never came off.
They only produce single barrels, so their expressions are always different. However, their Bottled in Bond straight malt which we’re reviewing today is a special collaboration with The Stanley Hotel. And, as Stephen King fans, we’re really excited to dive into this bottle.
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Notes & Review
Nose: Whopper malt ball, root beer, black licorice, winter spices, roasted oak notes make it a very deep and unique nose that I absolutely love.
Palate: Sasparilla and licorice give it a delicious earthy and rooty rootiness. There is almost a carbonated woody note that’s very interesting, but really goes well with the soda-feel of the pour. There are notes of baking spice, cinnamon, and dry roasted oak.
Finish: Dry root sweetness, spiced malt, torched vanilla, roasted oak, and molasses.
The Stanley Hotel is a horror lover’s dream. It’s the hotel that inspired Stephen King’s classic The Shining. And, now their single-barrel program makes them a whiskey lover’s dream.
They have some amazing selections, and this Spirit Hound selection brings the top-notch flavor in spades.
There’s a delicious rooty note to it that we absolutely love. It kept me on my toes, and added a depth and dimension that I wasn’t expecting. There was a nice malty flavor that kept the pour warm, but not hot.
Overall, it was a great pour that we’re glad we have a bottle of. But, not for long because we’re still drinking it.