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Hickory Smoked Whiskey is distilled from Arkansas Soft Red Winter Wheat – aged in ex-Bourbon casks – with a nice light smokey taste from real Hickory.
We took American whiskey distilling techniques and melded it with Scotch whiskey aging techniques to make something pretty special, Arkansas Hickory Smoked Whiskey.
We cold smoke the wheat prior to milling in our own hickory smokers. This infuses smoke into the grain and the flavor of the hickory carries all the way through to the distillate.
Gold Medal (Exceptional) 91 • Rock Town Distillery Arkansas Hickory Smoked Whiskey $24.99.
Pale amber color. Aromas of suede, saddle soap, cashew nougat, and toasted fig bread with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long elegant finish with notes of praline, spice, and minerals. Very well balanced and classy. (tasted on Feb-13-2013)
“A nice barbeque sauce note on the nose along with touches of brown sugar, molasses and vanilla. The taste is smoky and tangy with chili powder and a touch of lemon-lime tartness underneath. The finish is lingering and slightly tart with a touch of smoke.” 84 – Mark Gillespie of WhiskyCast episode 362: MARCH 24, 2012.