Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey

Santa Fe Spirits Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey

(0.75l, 46%)


6.6/10
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$64.99
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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.

Flavor 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 Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors 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 Flavor 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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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
Amy
Amy,
Marizpan is not my thing.
 
Tripp
Tripp,
Great flavor. A taste of oak but not too much. Light cinnamon and fruit after notes. Well balanced.
 
Charles
Charles,
Smoky flavor but goes down easy
 
Chris
Chris,
This was what I was expecting from a single malt whiskey. I had this in a tasting kit and after my disappointment in Copper Fox this renewed my faith in the single malt whiskey. This has a very even smoky flavor that still allows the other notes to show themselves in each new sip. This had a broad range of tastes that can only truly be enjoyed slowly.
 
Karen
Karen,
Smooth, with a light smoky flavor. It has a sweet finish.
 
Robert
Robert,
Loved the smoke. It was like drinking by a campfire on a cool fall night. The currents and sweets made for an excellent finish. If you add a touch of water it brings the sweet forward on the tongue, like the last sip of a mint julep. A very friendly whiskey.
 
Michael
Michael,
Too smoky for my preference, but had a good finish
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Delicious. A hint of smoke, Oakley, very drinkable
 
Victor
Victor,
I didn’t get much smoke but liked the mouthfeel and finish. Good mix of floral, fruit, and marzipan. My favorite from the New World Single Malt tasking box.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Tasting the mesquite is pretty cool.
 
Chris
Chris,
Has a smokey woody aroma. The taste slight floral with a medium woody taste. And with a malted barley finish. My second favorite.
 
Doron
Doron,
Nice and smooth
 
William
William,
This is a good whiskey. Don't tell me about the mesquite smoke and I might rate this one star up because there just wasn't that much smoke. It's great in an Old Fashioned, but the lack of smoke just didn't work for me. Good whiskey, just not a great whiskey at the price.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Goes down smooth, with a sweet bite as a finish.
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Nutty, spicy with notes of vanilla and almond. It’s a taste punch at the start and a quick decline with a very minimal tail.
 
Alex
Alex,
The vanilla is the most prominent in the profile, the smokiness also compliments it. Unfortunately, while I did enjoy it, I cannot say I loved it.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Smooth sweat flavor with a little smokey.
 
Angela
Angela,
Vanilla nose and smooth through. I didn't get the smoky flavor as much as others.
 
Stanley
Stanley,
Very nice. Drank it next to my Macallan & Laphroaig. The mesquite is smokey, but much more approachable than the peat of the Islay Has some of the florals of the Highland. A nice balance; purchased a bottle of it. My friends will never guess.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, balanced, 'American Single Malt Whiskey with a rich birth; while a complex life leads to a balanced death of medium length with notes of raspberry & malted barley.
 
Mark
Mark,
Love the smoky flavor and the smooth finish. Very nice nose. I may have to add this to my home bar.
 
Alex
Alex,
Super unique! Starts off feeling very Irish, then brings in that smoke. But it’s way more brisket-y smoke than any whiskey (except Balcones Brimstone) and still subtle enough to not blow any other flavors away. Definitely worth trying, especially if you already like peated whiskies, the smoke won’t totally throw you off
 
Taylor
Taylor,
Smoky and smooth. Scotchlike.
 
Bobby
Bobby,
Good for an after dinner cordial
 
Greg
Greg,
I really like this scotch! Fairly mild on the nose but complex taste with a hint of smoke. Just the right amount of spice!
 
HJ
HJ,
Great flavor. I find the Smokey notes to be a little harsh for me. The raspberry and white chocolate are quite enjoyable.
 
Ken
Ken,
Nice smooth smoky flavor that is not overpowering. Described as "honest" by my oldest son when we had a tasting. He nailed it. It starts and finishes smooth, nice flavor. The amount of smoke is nice.
 
chris
chris,
smokey and spicy
 
Sunnylee
Sunnylee,
Nondescript. Average run of the mill . Drink alone. Not to impress.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Vanilla nose and smooth through. I didn't get the smoky flavor as much as others.
 
Alex
Alex,
If I were to do a blind taste test, and have to guess what this was, I would pick Scotch every time. Very complex and smooth with a light smoky sweetness.
 
Paul
Paul,
Fitting a NM whiskey would be Very peppery and spicey on the nose and finish; over ice brings out more sweetness and takes the harshness out. Not as Smokey as I thought. Pretty good.
 
James
James,
Nice smoky flavor but I prefer peat over mesquite.
 
Austin
Austin,
Sweet and smoky, but very alcohol forward.
 
Paul
Paul,
I am a big scotch fan. And this american whiskey is nice. Some complexity with a nice heat.
 
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.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
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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