Charbay Whiskey Release III

14 Years Old
66.2% ABV

A first in the whiskey industry. 20,000 gallons of bottle-ready pilsner was used to create 1,000 gallons of whiskey (24 barrels). Aged 6 years in new american oak, followed by 8 years in neutral vessels. Limited release: 224 cases.

Charbay Whiskey Release III was tasted at Meeting No. 43 on January 28, 2016. Out of 5, we rated it very highly at 3.79. Charbay Whiskey Release III ranks 2nd overall in American Whiskey. Costing $360, this spirit is expensive, but worth it.

Rating Details

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Tasting Notes

First Tasted at Meeting No. 43 in January 2016
 •  4.5

Wam. Bam. Pow! Smells amazing. Hoppy! A bit of hint up front on the palette. Smooth finish. Delicious.

 •  4.5

I dig this but I dig beer too. After taste of beer big time, hops and malt together. A real original.

 •  4.5

Weird. Hoppy. Delicious. Grassy finish that makes you feel like you've hit a vaporizer rather than sipped a whiskey. Tough price point, but unlike anything I've tried before.

 •  4.0

Whoa... That scent is pungent, floral, delicious. Carbonated whiskey - the Pilsner is evident, but not overpowering. Great aperitif at end of night.

 •  4.0

Nose: wow! A clear dry sherry punch in the nose! Taste: rich, sweet intense marijuana, basil and oregano. Fresh paint. Pencil shavings. Finish: long warm sweet mellow. The killer app of varietal whiskeys. The hops adds a new dimension.

 •  3.5

Smokey hoppy nose but also fortified wine. Reaches out of the glass and punches you in the nose. Mature and smooth despite the punchy taste and heat. Plum wine. Strong hoppy finish or something a little danker. Can't tell what to do with this one.

 •  3.5

Excellent aroma flavors of oak and cherry with a surprise burst of Pilsner.

 •  3.0

A little dank basement on the nose. Dusty books and moss. The back end is like a nice hot bottle of Lowenbrau. Literally. Unlike anything else I've ever had, obviously. Almost a carbonated hot finish. Best for um, surprising your friend who hates beer?

 •  2.0

The most highly charactered whiskey one can try. Prost in a dram.

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