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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Alibi American Whiskey: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Whisk(e)y Wednesday returns to new booze with a look at Alibi American Whiskey. Distilled in Indiana and bottled in Florida, this blend of corn, rye, and malted barley is harsh and aggressive, beckoning back to how whiskey was originally served in this country. The nose is faint and medicinal. When the elixir hits your lips it lights up a fiery blast of burn. It finishes like cough syrup and then vanishes off the back of the tongue. Unfortunately, the unpretentious claims made by Alibi are there for a reason... there's not much to be pretentious about. They source their whiskey, blend into nothing special, and then put it in nice packaging hoping to sell it to people who don't know any better. While I do believe that Alibi would go down perfectly fine when mixed with Coke, that's not exactly the selling point for a new artisan whiskey brand. Ultimately, this bottle is 72.5% grain neutral spirits and only 27.5% a blend of straight whiskeys that have been aged three years or more, and it shows.

Alibi American Whiskey

Average Score 31.33


Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, Irish, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. This WW feature was scored by Jay DucoteEric Ducote, and Jeremy Spikes. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own proprietary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.