Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Deerhammer Whitewater Whiskey: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Deerhammer Whitewater Whiskey
Deerhammer Whitewater Whiskey
The Deerhammer Whitewater Whiskey comes from the distillery that provided Whisk(e)y Wednesday with the Downtime Single Malt. The white whiskey contains the same barley mash but without the barrel aging that provides flavors, mellowing, and coloration. On the nose the Whitewater is butterscotch sweet. It smells like Halloween candy corn and actually tastes a lot like it as well. The surprise of the day came when we realized this whiskey came from 100% barley because we thought it tasted like creamed corn and sweet corn and corn syrup and everything else corn. It makes a clean getaway on the end with a fast finish and little lingering flavor... not even corn. It can hold up to make a decent cocktail but I obviously wouldn't be ordering it straight anytime soon. Clearly that's not what it is intended for though, unless you're just looking to cannonball some moonshine!

Deerhammer Whitewater White Whiskey

Average Score 47.67

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 (though not undrinkable) while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 80 is rather extraordinary and anything above 90 is world class.

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