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Vital stats: The San Diego Distillery Bourbon Whiskey is made with a 51.5% corn mash, and 48.5 “Vienna mash.” The sample I tasted was 105 proof. It retails for $45 for a 375 ml bottle.
Appearance: A honey oak in the glass, with thin and very slow legs.
Nose: A medium-bodied nose, with hints of cloves, wood polish, and roasted apples.
Palate: Sweet and smokey. The flavor comes on strong, with a heavy wave of malt that really overpowers the rest of the flavor profile. The aftertaste leaves a rather cloying sweetness on the back of the tongue.
One of the more interesting offerings from San Diego Distillery is their\ By signing up as a member, one can receive bottle samples, whiskey swag, access to limited edition whiskey runs, and even blending classes. It’s certainly an innovative way to build loyalty, and to bring customers coming back year after year.
In this review we’ve taken a taste of all four of San Diego Distillery’s current offerings, a single malt, a rye, a bourbon, and a peated whiskey. Let’s see if a homebrewer’s skill in making beer transfers over to whiskey…