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Charbay 1999/2011 'Hop Flavored Whiskey Release III'

(69.1%, OB, For Los Angeles Whiskey Society, C#1, 48 Bts.)
Average Score: 90
Bottle Profile
TypeWhiskies of the World
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameCharbay
Year Distilled1999
Year Bottled2011
Bottling NameHop Flavored Whiskey Release III
Alcohol By Volume69.1%
Other DetailsFor Los Angeles Whiskey Society
Cask Number#1
Average Score90

Maniac Ratings
Krishna Nukala89
Oliver Klimek91

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood91

Tasting Notes
Oliver KlimekColour: Dark copper - Nose: Very strong and sweet, cherries, bitter almonds, hints of cannabis (!), all kinds of spices, notably cinnamon, mixed herbs. - Palate: Doppelbock beer of the Paulaner Salvator kind, amarena cherries, dark chocolate, oranges, all spices and herbs from the nose, hints of chili, rather fizzy mouthfeel. - Finish: Extremely long, fruity and spicy - Overall: I could nose this forever. The beer provenance is very noticeable on the palate, the density of flavours is stunning. But Distilling bottle-ready beer makes this whiskey hideously expensive.