Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Ole Smoky Tennessee Whiskey -Salty Caramel

Ole Smoky Tennessee Salty Caramel Whiskey is on my Middle Shelf. It would be on my bottom shelf if it wasn't for the cocktail I made with it. In today's blog, I intend to cover the following-

-Brief history behind this whisky
-Tasting notes
-SJ's Rating and review
-SJ's Pro tip

There is really not much on its website with information on when this distillery started. It claims "We are Appalachian born and bred" and that they have been making superior mountain moonshine for generations. 
About Salty Caramel expression- It is made with natural flavors with artificial caramel color added. Basically, it is like liquid candy with just a silent hint of salt at the end. There is nothing more to it. Now it is time for the most interesting part-the tasting. Enjoy my notes! :-)

Vital Stats- Ole Smoky Tennessee Whiskey, salty caramel mountain made
Price- $20.49 for 750ml ($2.79 for 50ml pictured sampler)
Age-  NAS(No Age Statement)
ABV- 30%
Region- Tennessee,USA
Distillery- Ole Smoky Distillery LLC, Gatlinburg, TN
Awards won- None

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn glass
Serving style- Neat & Mint Julip cocktail

Appearance- Dark gold

Aroma- Chocolate, caramel, cinnamon, spices
Flavor- Very sweet, caramel, medicinal alcohol taste
Body- Medium
Finish- Non-existent, not smooth, terrible
SJ's Rating- Middle Shelf
Way too sweet for my palette. But of course, it is caramel flavored so just what is expected of it. If sweet is your cup of tea then go for it!
Occasions- Outoddor parties 
SJ's Pro tip- Using it for cocktail will balance the sweetness and make it more enjoyable
Cocktail- Mint Julip
Food Pairing- Chicken momos(Again!) :-) because the cocktail combination went well with it. 

I had a great time reviewing this whiskey and hope this information is useful to make a sound decision spending on a bottle or not. Cheers! Enjoy Responsibly. 
Not in the mood to read? Listen to my SingleMaltLives Podcast instead. 

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