Whiskey Del Bac Mesquite Smoked Dorado
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  • caramel
  • black pepper
  • smoky
  • floral
  • black tea
  • dark chocolate
  • tobacco
  • dry
  • fruit

Whiskey Del Bac

Mesquite Smoked Dorado (0.75l, 45%)
Price $60.99

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Character Goatson
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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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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  • caramel
  • black pepper
  • smoky
  • floral
  • black tea
  • dark chocolate
  • tobacco
  • dry
  • fruit
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Character Dogson
George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.
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.
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
An un-aged American Whisky is often called “white dog.”Sour Mash is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.
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.
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
An un-aged American Whisky is often called “white dog.”Sour Mash is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
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