These are SHOCKING Whiskeys. That is the only possible capsule description. This is like the first astronauts from another planet coming back and saying, “Hey, they make Whiskey on MARS! Ain’t that a HOOT? Taste this!!”
I firmly believe that, for the majority of Americans our tastes in wine, liquor, and beer are largely determined by the early information we receive when being exposed to these beverages for the first couple of years.
It has FLAVORS, unlike your tedious mixer Vodka but not big, showy ones like botanical Gin. Shockingly, from my Irish ancestors, a clan not overly concerned with subtlety or nuance, Mad March Hare is both.
For those who barely tolerate the juniper tsunami that is modern international Gin, some Brit fruit merchants have whupped up our Remedy.
Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye is an Achievement. If I did some dumb-ass thing like compiling a list of Best Whiskeys of 2020-21, this would be on it.
QUIT falling for the communal delusions of “Best”. You have taste buds. USE ‘EM. Listen politely to what your friends say about your beer, your cat, your car, your house, your hair style and then forget it.
I don’t need to be the smart guy in the room. I DO need to be that guy sitting in his seat, a yelling his head off for the Kraken, sipping a great Washington indie beer that I didn’t have to smuggle in.
A Fistful of Bourbon’s cross-cultural breeding adds up to a Whiskey that’s infinitely versatile and appealing for straight, meditative sipping by the fire, evenings at the beach, and mixing liberally in your fave cocktails.