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Whiskey Del Bac Mesquite Smoked Dorado

Whiskey Del Bac Mesquite Smoked Dorado

Size: 0,75 l
(45.0% ABV)
$59.99
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  • BrandWhiskey Del Bac
  • CategoryAmerican Whiskey
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionArizona
  • DistilleryHamilton Distillers
  • AgeNAS
  • Style American Single Malt Whiskey
  • Alcohol45.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

A traditional Scottish-style Single Malt from the American Southwest that lets you taste the terroir in every sip.

The idea of crafting a Single Malt Whisky in the Southwest United States is crazy. But that is exactly the idea that inspired Stephen Paul and his daughter Amanda back in 2006. That’s when they started experimenting with a small, five-gallon alembic pot-still from Portugal while running his custom furniture business in Tucson, Arizona. By 2011 they had learned enough to take the next step, incorporating Hamilton Distillers and buying a forty-gallon still. Now they have a 500-gallon still and a full production house where they do everything on site — from malting to bottling — to produce their range of southwestern Single Malts.

Single Malts from Scotland dry their malted barley using various methods. The most famous are the "peated" malts which take on a very distinctive earthy-briny-iodine & ash aroma and flavor. The Great Sonoran Desert in Arizona is famous for using Mesquite wood to smoke everything from chili peppers to BBQ brisket. Stephen thought that using mesquite wood smoke to toast the malted barley would bring a unique Arizona style to the classic Scottish Whisky technique. Whiskey Del Bac Mesquite Smoked Dorado Single Malt is the fulfillment of that vision at 45% ABV without chill filtration.

Smartass Corner:
Hamilton Distillers uses a type of local mesquite wood called velvet mesquite — Prosopis Velutina — that grows wild in southern Arizona.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • caramel caramel
  • black pepper black pepper
  • smoky smoky
  • floral floral
  • black tea black tea
  • dark chocolate dark chocolate
  • tobacco tobacco
  • dry dry
  • fruit fruit
Appearance / Color
Ruddy Bronze

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is uniquely theirs with wafting notes of mesquite and granola over dark chocolate, pipe tobacco, and a light fruit cup in the background.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor is almost savory with black pepper, a light desert smoke, black tea, a bit of caramel, and a distant floral note.

Finish
The finish is medium length, warm, and dry.

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A traditional Scottish-style Single Malt from the American Southwest that lets you taste the terroir in every sip.

The idea of crafting a Single Malt Whisky in the Southwest United States is crazy. But that is exactly the idea that inspired Stephen Paul and his daughter Amanda back in 2006. That’s when they started experimenting with a small, five-gallon alembic pot-still from Portugal while running his custom furniture business in Tucson, Arizona. By 2011 they had learned enough to take the next step, incorporating Hamilton Distillers and buying a forty-gallon still. Now they have a 500-gallon still and a full production house where they do everything on site — from malting to bottling — to produce their range of southwestern Single Malts.

Single Malts from Scotland dry their malted barley using various methods. The most famous are the "peated" malts which take on a very distinctive earthy-briny-iodine & ash aroma and flavor. The Great Sonoran Desert in Arizona is famous for using Mesquite wood to smoke everything from chili peppers to BBQ brisket. Stephen thought that using mesquite wood smoke to toast the malted barley would bring a unique Arizona style to the classic Scottish Whisky technique. Whiskey Del Bac Mesquite Smoked Dorado Single Malt is the fulfillment of that vision at 45% ABV without chill filtration.

Smartass Corner:
Hamilton Distillers uses a type of local mesquite wood called velvet mesquite — Prosopis Velutina — that grows wild in southern Arizona.
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  • BrandWhiskey Del Bac
  • CategoryAmerican Whiskey
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionArizona
  • DistilleryHamilton Distillers
  • AgeNAS
  • Style American Single Malt Whiskey
  • Alcohol45.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • caramel caramel
  • black pepper black pepper
  • smoky smoky
  • floral floral
  • black tea black tea
  • dark chocolate dark chocolate
  • tobacco tobacco
  • dry dry
  • fruit fruit
Appearance / Color
Ruddy Bronze

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is uniquely theirs with wafting notes of mesquite and granola over dark chocolate, pipe tobacco, and a light fruit cup in the background.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor is almost savory with black pepper, a light desert smoke, black tea, a bit of caramel, and a distant floral note.

Finish
The finish is medium length, warm, and dry.

Customer Reviews

Based on 283 reviews
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Jeffrey
If you like Islay Scotch, but ...

If you like Islay Scotch, but enjoy the heavy flavors of a good bourbon, this is like the perfect mix of both.

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Greg
Smokey mesquite and a smooth f...

Smokey mesquite and a smooth finish. Right out of Tucson. I love local when it's good and it is!

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Eli
Absolutely Fantastic!

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Davin
Not for all! But for those tha...

Not for all! But for those that love a smoky flavor, this is a must. Not only is it an exquisite single malt scotch, the unique taste of the mesquite embodies the southwest like nothing I've ever tasted. If you're ever in Tucson, AZ look them up, as they give fantastic tours through their process!

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Benjamin
It's Alright, I Guess

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