Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Gold Bar Premium Blended Whiskey

Today I am reviewing Gold Bar Premium Blend whiskey. I will share the following in today's blog- 
  • My research on the history behind this whiskey
  • Vital Stats
  • Tasting notes
  • SJ's Rating
  • Occasions best enjoyed & SJ's pro tip
  • FAQ's  
Lets find out if all that glitters is truly gold or not. Reads the product label "Outstandingly smooth, gold bar is made for moments worth celebrating. A mash bill of 3 quality grains Rye, Corn & Barley. Barrel finished in French Oak wine casks from the idyllic Napa valley. Gold Bar is matured outside by the sea, in the San Francisco Bay. The result is  a traditional American Blend. 
So there is a lot of good stuff going on here. First, they source the best spirits for their blend so it could be any whiskey from Makers Mark to Woodford Reserve(Just my guess). Then they put it in wine casks from Napa valley and let it mature outside in the San Francisco Bay. What could get better than this? Throw in a gold bar packaging, it is simply irrestible. Now it's time to enjoy it and see if the liquid gold actually is worth it or not. 

Vital Stats- Gold Bar Premium Blend Whiskey 
Price- $52.99 for 750ml ($7.49 for 50ml sampler pictured)
Age- 3-6 years 
ABV- 40%
Country of Origin- USA
Distillery/Company- Gold Bar Bottle Company, San Francisco, CA
Awards Won- Double Gold, 2016 among other awards ,San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn Whisky Glass
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Dark Amber 

Aroma-  Oak, plenty of sherry. Similar to Makers 46. Vanilla, caramel, honey, citrus, all the good stuff poured in one.
Flavor- Amazing just like it looks. Oak, vanilla, sherry, honey, chocolate, creamy nutmeg
Body- Full
Finish- Short, medium, slightly lingering
SJ's Rating- Middle Shelf 
The finish is not strong but presentation and flavor is pretty good. The liquid inside of the shiny gold bar is equally flamboyant as the packaging. 
Occasions best suited- Celebrating big moments like anniversary, graduation
Cocktails- None, enjoy neat
SJ's Pro tip- Give this to a loved one to make them feel special. 

I had an absolute blast exploring this whisky - from it's mind-blowing presentation & equally good flavor. Check it out for yourselves & find out if you like it or not. Cheers! 🥃🥃 Enjoy Responsibly. 

Not in the mood to read? Listen to my SingleMaltLives Podcast instead. 

1. Is gold bar whisky good? 
Just like the packaging, Gold Bar Whisky has a great flavor to match

2. Is Gold Bar whisky good as a gift? 
It makes an amazing gift for a loved one to make them feel special. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, cool post. I'd like to write like this too - taking time and real hard work to make a great article... but I put things off too much and never seem to get started. Thanks though. Premium wines


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