Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey

Santa Fe Spirits Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey

(0.75l, 46%)


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A Scotsman in New Mexico.

If this bottle were made in Scotland, it would be Whisky, but since it's a product of the good old US ingenuity and made the American way, it's a Whiskey. But don't hold it against it: it still has a Scottish soul, it's just made differently. Namely they used mesquite instead of peat while smoking their malted barley. The result the Santa Fe Spirits wanted to achieve with this is a smooth and balanced complexity of flavor. By the way, mesquite is one of the most expensive woods in America and it's found in the desert. A mature tree can cost more than a grand, but it's worth all its money when creating a complex Whiskey.

Colkegan Single Malt is matured in American oak barrels for two years seven thousand feet up in the desert, more specifically in climate-controlled warehouse where temperatures range from freezing to steaming. And they ain't doing it just for fun: variations in humidity and temperature bring unprecedented complexity out of the Spirit. It's the tradition from the Old Continent and fresh ideas from the New World that made this bottle and it's not surprising that it earned the second-highest score among all American Whiskeys back in 2015.
  • Category
  • Style
    American Single Malt Whiskey
  • Region
    New Mexico
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    American oak barrels

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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smoky
white chocolate
blackcurrant
vanilla
floral
woody
marzipan
malted barley
raspberry
What does Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Corn Whiskey is a commercial product that must contain at least 80% corn, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof) and if wood-aged, may be aged in either used or new un-charred barrels.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Mellow golden. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sweet with white chocolate, vanilla bean and marzipan balanced by floral notes and a woody scent.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Notes of hickory wood, black currant and rhubarb, with an intensely smoky character.

Finish
Smooth and mellow with a lounging taste of raspberries and a lasting impression. 

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Ratings & Reviews
Alex
Alex,
It’s slightly too sweet for my taste but probably would be just fine for someone who likes highland scotches. Mesquite smoke adds a subtle interesting flavor, which comes through even more in the aftertaste.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Sweet, slightly floral taste. Mild nose, with a buttery middle and a mild finish. Nothing lingering too long, slightly malty finish.
 
Ross
Ross,
Of the 3 samples of "New World Single Malt", this was my favorite. Actually ordered a bottle of it through Flaviar the next night. The "wood smoke" sold it for me.....along with the warmth, sweetness, and baking spices. The finish is super long, and sweet ...maple syrup, burnt caramel, and hint of spice. Excellent after dinner by a fire.
 
Brian
Brian,
Strong and smoky, but added just a drop of water and it smoothed out nicely.
 
Jon
Jon,
This is one of my absolute favorite whiskeys. It's like a southwest scotch given the malted barley and non-peat smoke. It's very different from peat smokiness, but very warming and subtle enough to sip. Colkegan also has this same whiskey finished in their apple brandy casks that is EVEN BETTER!
 
Mike
Mike,
A little clumsy with lots of naked alcohol, but love the big smoke.
 
David
David,
I'm fairly convinced thanks mesquite doesn't belong in a single make whiskey. I've had this on some decent cocktails but it is not a sipper. Way too much smoke that doesn't balance well with the single malt sweetness.
 
Derek
Derek,
Really really enjoyed this one. Going to look into buying a bottle. I’ve found I enjoy smoke but not spice, and this was my favorite of the three in the “new world single malt” tasting kit. Pleasant sweetness, especially after a touch of water.
 
Greg
Greg,
Pleasantly surprising after the B selection. Flavor spiral seems attuned. Milk or white chocolate upfront with sweet smoke behind it. Floral, vanilla and sweet fruit follow for a smooth semi-dry finish. This compares favorably to highland malt finished in sherry cask. Price point seems fair. Will likely add to home bar in near future.
 
David
David,
Very nice whisky. I like the subtle smoke.
 
Mail
Mail,
Very smooth
 
Laura
Laura,
Very smooth and tasty
 
Matt
Matt,
Very syrupy mouthfeel. Good neat or on rocks!
 
Colleen
Colleen,
Couldn’t appreciate the smoke at all. I thought it was mislabeled.
 
Kathryn
Kathryn,
Super smooth, caramel flavors, and very easy to drink.
 
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