Editor’s Note: This whiskey was provided to us as a review sample by Two Eagles Distillery. This in no way, per our editorial policies, influenced the final outcome of this review. It should also be noted that by clicking the buy link towards the bottom of this review our site receives a small referral payment which helps to support, but not influence, our editorial and other costs.
The 5-year aged, Devil’s Sister’s Kentucky Whiskey is blended and bottled by Two Eagles Distillery in Mount Prospect, Illinois. “Sinfully Smooth,” and “Give into Temptation Tonight” are two taglines you are presented with when visiting the brand’s website. In fact, Devil’s Sister leans pretty heavily into the sin metaphor throughout its messaging. Fair enough. In the ever-more-crowded whiskey market, differentiating a brand is no easy task. From both the language, visuals, and price point, the creators behind Devil’s Sister appear to be targeting the nightclub scene.
When we asked Devil’s Sister to elaborate on the brand’s focus, a spokesperson said, “The goal is to create a solid spirit at a reasonable price that is great for cocktails.” And that they, “[B]lend a variety of whiskeys, flavor, proof, and bottle the spirit.” Not unlike many other whiskeys produced throughout the world, the mash bill is undisclosed, with the spokesperson stating, “We use a variety of whiskeys with mash bills of 100% wheat, 100% corn, and 93/7 corn/MB. Determining the net would be difficult.”
Tasting Notes: Devil’s Sister’s Kentucky Whiskey
Vital Stats: Aged five years. 80 Proof, 40% ABV. Mash Bill: Undisclosed. MSRP $29.99
Appearance: The whiskey is a visually thin, pale straw and light pastel yellow.
Nose: A subtle and pleasant nose, with just a hint of smoke swirled together with mellow sugar.
Palate: On first sip, the whiskey presents a fairly rounded blend between sweet and smooth. I only detect a slight bit of smoke, but nothing approaching the “pronounced smokiness” advertised on the bottle. The mid-mouth feel is a little bright, and the finish is warm with a lingering caramel note.
Whether you find the messaging appealing or not, producing a whiskey with a clearly defined brand voice and target market is likely just smart business. Not to mention that the consumer-friendly $29.99 is in line with their stated goal of a “solid spirit at a reasonable price.” In the end, I think Two Eagles Distillery have a product that works perfectly well with their stated goals. So, if you decide to pick up a bottle, visit their website and mix up a spirited cocktail.
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Devon Lyon has spent the past two decades producing video content as well as writing copy and scripts for clients around the globe. But no matter how strong his natural wanderlust, it’s the Pacific Northwest he calls home. Whether it’s the growing local craft spirit scene, world-class wines, or a...