Redwood Empire Lost Monarch Blend of Straight Whiskeys (750ml)
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Redwood Empire Lost Monarch Blend of Straight Whiskeys (750ml)

$139. 99
$1679.88 Dozen
ABV: 45%

Composed of 60% rye and 40% bourbon and named after the world’s largest coastal Redwood, this moreish blend has the mouthfeel of a single malt while retaining some of the oiliness and zap of bourbon. Shy at first, over time the flavours unfold in a deliciously sweet whiskey, buttery through the middle stages with hints of popcorn and vanilla wafers; Older material adds depth, creaming up the finish which lingers with more of the same, toasted oak in tow. Besides Redwood Empire's rye, this sports the best oak-spirit balance and length. You could drink it all night. Matured in Northern California. 45% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews… A blend of 3 to 5 year old straight rye and 4 to 12 year old straight bourbon. Although the nose is a bit reticent, once it opens up, what is revealed is pure delight: orange blossom, iced tea, dark berries, lemon oil, pine, cinnamon, nutmeg, and leather. Fruit and spice enjoy a dynamic interplay on the palate, with orange, cherry, blueberry, and grape, shot through with cedar, cinnamon, and sturdy oak. The medium-length finish is supple and pretty: dark chocolate, toasted pecans, and well-integrated oak. 90 points -

...Redwood Empire immediately feels like a company you want to root for. Their distillery was built in an old apple processing plant and is located in the small town of Graton, in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California. For every bottle sold, the company plants a tree, which according to their website is at 225,415 trees at the time of this writing. Drinking this whiskey I kept thinking, is this the new...old High West? A blend of bourbon and rye, Lost Monarch offers an usual range of bourbon and rye flavors. With a light gin-like quality, the taste reminds me of older High West releases and leans in more towards the rye flavor profile. Exploring further and learning the blend contains bourbon ranging from 4 to 12 years old along with rye ranging from 3 to 5 years old solidified that thought... It’s a no-brainer, buy it and try it before the price goes up or the blend changes. -