What We’re Drinking – Union Horse “Rolling Standard” Whiskey

This very reasonably priced American Whiskey is made in Kansas from locally sourced corn, rye, wheat and barley, and aged for 18 months in American oak. It is a golden hue, with a touch of red. Aromas of caramel, vanilla, and sweet tobacco leaf waft up from the glass. The initial mouth-feel is pillowy soft and silky, with sweet corn, peppery rye, and the very gentle chocolatey hints of yerba mate. The bite comes mid-palate, leaving pepper and milk chocolate on the finish. This is a soft, complex, interesting whiskey that is far more sophisticated than its price would suggest. Highly Recommended. 92 points. DBH

WHO: Union Horse
WHAT: Corn, Rye, Wheat, Malted Barley
WHEN: 18 months
DESIGNATION: Rolling Standard
WHERE: Kansas
HOW MUCH: $35 (media sample)