Another AWBAR Tuesday evening tasting last night and it was an interesting and challenging one at that. Four American single malts took the field: Prichard’s (Tennessee), St. George (California), Hudson (New York), and McCarthy’s (Oregon). Quite a geographical spread for this micro-segment of the American booze market.
We got diverse flavor profiles—wood smoke, iodine, leather, tobacco, stewed fruit, bicycle tire. You name it. And nothing bashful about them. The tasters this particular evening all know their malts quite well and we couldn’t really decide if it’s fair to stack up American drams against the Scots. Let’s just say the conversation continues.