Whiskey Del Bac Mesquite Smoked Dorado

Whiskey Del Bac Mesquite Smoked Dorado

(0.75l, 45%)


7.2/10
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$59.99
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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.
  • Category
  • Style
    American Single Malt Whiskey
  • Region
    Arizona
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
    Hamilton Distillers
  • Age
    NAS
  • Chill Filtered?
    No

Flavor Spiral™

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caramel
black pepper
smoky
floral
black tea
dark chocolate
tobacco
dry
fruit
What does Whiskey Del Bac Mesquite Smoked Dorado taste like?

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Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time it takes the customers to get home.

Tasting Notes

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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Ratings & Reviews
Christopher
Christopher,
Smooth, not usually a fan of smoky tasting liquor, but this was very good.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
This is real smoky. I love it but most people I shared it with weren't as excited as I was. But if you like smoke in your whisky, this stuff is amazing.
 
Zach
Zach,
Before my first try of Del Bac I was intrigued but wary of a mesquite smoked American single malt but it exceeded all expectations and has become one of my favorites. Remarkably easy to drink despite the smokiness and it has such a unique character from the mesquite. A must try!
 
Will
Will,
LOVE this smoky single malt from the Southwest!!!
 
Mark
Mark,
Beautiful smoke aroma straight out of the bottle. As someone else said, "BBQ in a bottle." And we mean like Corky's Memphis BBQ good in a bottle. Definitely would buy again.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
This was an unexpected treat. Neat nothing special but a little water and it opens up like a flower The smoke becomes less overpowering and a palat of flavor with a smooth finish presents
 
Scott
Scott,
It was smoky.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Starts off rough, finishes with a nice mouthful of smoky, tobacco flavor.
 
Laura
Laura,
Smoky caramel, very smooth
 
Amber
Amber,
Loved it. BBQ in a glass. Burnt brown sugar over mesquite. This is a departure from my normal Bourbons would buy again
 
Scott
Scott,
Nice sipper. Well balanced with definite caramel, nice smokiness, and I get a touch of tobacco and black pepper. A bit pricey for comparable bottles, but still worth a try.
 
Mike
Mike,
A nice whisky, but a bit too spendy in my opinion. I’d grab any number of others at that price point.
 
Chris
Chris,
Smoke bomb! But it is one I can’t stop thinking about.
 
Scott
Scott,
No smoke to speak of, but a really smooth drinking whisky. Nose is all caramel, taste starts there and follows up with a strong tea. Finish is long and sweet. Worth a tey!
 
Heather
Heather,
A little too smoky for my taste
 
Mike
Mike,
I was a little skeptical of trying a peated whiskey as I thought it might be more of a “novelty” spirit. I was pleasantly surprised by its smokey overtones complemented by a caramel sweetness and a peppery finish. I quite liked it. I will definitely order a bottle. Props to the Texas family that created this great whiskey.
 
Alaric
Alaric,
Definitely taste the mesquite. Love it. Feels like I'm drinking around the fire or grilling.
 
Roland
Roland,
Caramely peppery smoky - the mesquite started to come through as I let the whiskey open up more. I liked it
 
Gil
Gil,
Bitter notes of black pepper overwhelmed with black tea. I do not taste smoke like I would want similar to a good scotch like Laphroig or Ardbeg. If they were shooting for smokey types of good Scotch they missed.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Just delicious. I love smoky, peaty scotch, so was interested in trying this. It was delicious. Will be getting myself a bottle soon.
 
Chris
Chris,
One of the best whiskeys I’ve had in a while. Smooth, rich, and smokey. Heavy nose of smoke and tea, with a mid that’s sweet, but not cloying.
 
Josh
Josh,
Tastes like a campfire, it's too bad it also burns like a campfire.
 
Ben
Ben,
Lightly smoked and fairly well balanced.
 
Hunter
Hunter,
Wow. Unlike anything else but definitely bespoke. If you do not like smoke this is waaaaay to much on the nose and palate. If you are a fan of smoky islay scotch you may enjoy this if the strong mesquite bbq flavor does not throw you off.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Taste like a campfire
 
Andreas
Andreas,
nothing special about this one
 
Alex
Alex,
An outstanding southwestern take on a Scottish single malt. The floral & caramel introduce themselves soft on the nose followed closely by the smoke, pepper, tobacco, & black tea that leaves intense profile though the finish. The dark chocolate at the very end tones down the spice to make it an outstanding choice & a new favorite!
 
brad
brad,
Very nice. A sherry finish would make this a 9, I think. Oddly similar to Highland Park 12, which I enjoy. Might be just slightly overpriced, but at least worth a try at current pricing. I will probably pick up another bottle. It’s enough different from Scotch that it’s worth having as a conversation piece for whiskey fans or just to enjoy the occasional evening.
 
Gary
Gary,
Almost peaty. Loverly.
 
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