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Wolves Malted Barley Series - Lot 2 - Review

The Details


The Malted Barley Series

California Single Malt Whiskey

Lot No. 2

11 Years Aged (Distilled in 2012)

9 Barrel Blend

Distilled, Produced and Bottled by Wolves

Ukiah, California

55% Alc/Vol / 110 Proof

Mashbill: 100% Malted Barley

Limited to 2100 bottles

Price: $305

Poured Neat in a Glencairn Glass

Appearance: Deep Gold

Nose: Honey, Vanilla, Milk Chocolate, Barley Wine

Palate: Warm Chocolate, Plum, Raisin, Honey, Vanilla Bean

Finish: Warm powerful Linger with White Pepper tones

Overall: First sip will make you take a step back. Not in a negative way, but in a very unique way. A profile that not many will associate with whiskey, but rather with beer. Barley Wine, creates a super fun profile and experience throughout this entire pour. It's always a great time when you're able to step away from the "norm" and get into something like this. As most know, I want to try it all. This is another winner in my book. Lot 1 was delicious, but I think this Lot 2 takes it to a whole new level.

"The price of being a sheep is boredom.

The price of being a wolf is loneliness.

Choose one or the other with great care."

I urge you to give a look to what Wolves is doing in California. Check out their website HERE One of their previous releases took my Number 1 spot in the Rye Category last year (2022). An incredible collaboration with Willett Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky.

I'd love to take a moment to thank the folks at Wolves and to Life of Lux for providing this bottle. As most are aware, all of my reviews are unbiased and I take great pride in being able to try so many different variations on whiskey.

Library Rating: 8.8 / 10


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