California’s Savage and Cooke continues to crank out odd however participating whiskeys, its newest being a collaboration between winemaker-cum-whiskey blender Dave Phinney and famed basketball star Scottie Pippen. Curious, eh? Digits is a 5 yr previous Tennessee bourbon, however past that particulars are elusive. There’s additionally a photograph of a hand on the label. With 5 fingers. Digits. Get it?
The whiskey performs its playing cards near the vest to kick issues off, hitting the nostrils as a bit doughy, with notes of sandalwood and sesame giving strategy to an almond cookie character after some airtime. Fortuitously, the palate reveals itself as slightly extra participating, sweeter than anticipated with a mixture of molasses and clover honey, hinting at crimson berries that brighten issues up a bit of. Ample notes of caramel and vanilla present a conventional — albeit very delicate — trajectory towards the end, which is evenly candy and dusted with nougat, extra honey, and a few gentle inexperienced herb notes. Fairly, uncomplicated stuff — which appears to be precisely what Phinney and Pippen had been aiming for.
Whereas 70 bucks could also be asking so much for this one, Digits is finally a nice whiskey that ought to discover loads of love amongst followers of a softer, much less aggressive model.