Iron Smoke Apple Wood Smoked New York Whiskey 750 mL


This is a new American Whiskey, a bit of a hybrid in style. It does not fall into the category of bourbon as such, the barreling is unknown, and I am not sure about whether smoking malt is considered outside the technical definitions of what you can put in a mash bill for bourbon. So think of it as pretty much a young smoked malt version of a bourbon and you won’t be too far off in both taste and characterization or classification.
Iron Smoke Whiskey is contract distilled in a copper pot still in a distillery near Seneca Falls at the moment but plans are being put in place to open their own distillery sometime in the murky future. It is made from a mostly bourbon mash bill with a heavier than usual proportion of corn,wheat, rye, and the barley is smoked. So a very complex mash bill which lends a lot of potential nuance to the mix. They also store the charred new American Oak barrels in a climate controlled warehouse so the aging is steadier and has swings in temperature than a warehouse in Kentucky.
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Appearance: Clear,very light straw yellow in the glass.On swirling it leaves a thin edge line with some thin legs forming

First Impression: Nice grainy smells with apple woodland malty notes. Corn sweetness, barley malt,apple smoke wheat and some interesting sweet/sour spice. That being said this is a bit of a young whiskey – you don’t get the usual bourbon like notes you expect, but it has a fair amount of charm tom the apple wood smoke.

Taste: Interesting corn sweetness with the apple wrapping around the grains and enhancing their charm.Starts a touch sweet with a barley maltiness trying to get a hold, then falls off a bit fast to a slightly drying finish/fade. Rather light in the wood department, with oak char but not the accompanying vanilla and sweetness that comes from longer aging, barrel respiration and gradual longer term aging. Leaves it in a more shall we say Pioneer or Bootleg period flavor profile rather than a more polished more sedate and plush type of profile with a good amount of oak char and initial aging characteristics but not the longer term aging characteristics many would look for. More of a heavy charcoal effect (think Jack Daniels) than a sweetening and mellowing leaving a bit raw spirit with charcoal but the apple wood gives you a lingering carnivore association of smoked meat crust and the slightly fatty traces from the grain enhance this. Young, brash, and a bit edgy

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 17 in