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Low Gap Whiskey (American Craft Whiskey Distillers), 42.7%

Price: $40.00 Issue: Fall 2011 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Distilled from “malted Bavarian hard wheat” on the still formerly used at Germain-Robin. Good pedigree; does it deliver? Bread/flour in the aroma, like a fresh bag of flour, with a fruity alcohol edge to it, the wheat tang I know from beer. In the mouth, it comes through as bread and crackers. It's somewhat hot, but it's a brandy/aromatic heat: vapor-producing. The finish pulls more grain in, finally. They're aging some of this; should be a great whiskey.