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
55% Alc/Vol / 110 Proof
Mashbill: 100% Malted Barley
Limited to 2100 bottles
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