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Review: Bear Fight Single Malt Whiskey

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Subsequent Century Spirits (NCS) is a reasonably new producer primarily based in Raleigh, NC, which launched in 2018. The genesis and function of NCS has such an curiously clear take, it’s price an introduction in their very own phrases:

Established in Raleigh, NC in 2018, Subsequent Century Spirits blends collectively conventional strategies and distinctive ending applied sciences to create enhanced distilled spirits. Our patented publish distillation filtering and ending know-how creates a instrument for the normal distiller to broaden their repertoire of achievable flavors and aromas whereas bettering high quality, sustaining consistency, and lowering provide chain points. This know-how permits for tight management over all the manufacturing course of, ensuing within the capacity to create daring and distinctive taste customization choices for manufacturers to select from to be able to broaden product portfolios and fulfill market wants.

They at present have three manufacturers out there – two American whiskeys and a ready-to-drink canned cocktail (made in collaboration with Greg Norman).

In the present day we evaluate Bear Struggle Whiskey, which is NCS’s entry into the rising American single malt whiskey class, with its high-tech filtering/ending course of integrated. Per the corporate, the whiskey is aged for 3 years in first fill bourbon casks then completed in “peated-smoked oak and sherry casks.”

Let’s get began.

The nostril reveals the mushy traits of blended Scotch with malted sweetness akin to toffee blended with buttered Parkerhouse rolls. The palate reveals natural, mulled cherry-infused cider components, with some thyme-forward spiciness, dry cinnamon sticks, and burnt bananas. The spiciness turns into the driving notice within the end, hovering between honeyed oak and dry cocoa powder. There’s a lasting cola syrup notice with undertones of roasted pecans that hovers and lingers on the again finish — making for a little bit of an edgy expertise. Although not complicated, the ending provides some well-toned notes of peat and a weighted sweetness that makes for an off-the-cuff but versatile expertise.

90 proof.

B+ / $40 / bearfightwhiskey.com

Bear Struggle Single Malt Whiskey

$40

Score


8.5/10

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