Tasted this at the Roosevelt Room in downtown Austin at some after dinner drinks this weekend with some family. This seemed like a recent bottling but I am still learning how to discern these things as I continue my BTAC adventure. If anyone knows a great bar to try Saz 18, ER 17 or George T Stagg in Austin let me know on Instagram or Reddit!
Mashbill: Unknown but it’s a wheater
Abv: 128.2 proof (64.1% ABV)
Price: $32 USD for a ~2oz pour
Color: A deep, reddish color, very appealing the in the low light
Nose: Mostly sticky toffee with a hint of something stronger
Taste: Toffee, caramel and a vibrant fruity taste, dark cherries perhaps?
Finish: Smooth and sweet leaving me wanting more
Nose: The sweetness is more muted and some of the fruit starts to creep into the nose
Taste: Lighter than it was neat but still full of sweet fruitiness and a bit of something like marshmellow added in
Finish: Unfortunately muted by the ice. Short and sweet.
My second taste of the BTAC was excellent but I preferred the Handy, especially on ice. Strong but a lot smoother than the proof would lead you to believe. A little too focused on the sweetness for me, I like sweet whiskey but prefer it to have something to spice it up a bit. If you’re all or mostly sweettooth you’ll love this though. I also let me dad taste it since he was visiting but he said it was too strong for him so we got him a Weller 12 instead.
9 - a favorite I’d like to keep on my shelf