Canadian

GrainHenge Meeting Creek

OVERALL
RATING

5

Whisky Review: GrainHenge Meeting Creek

Tasting Notes:

About:
Mash bill of 2-row, amber, crystal, and chocolate malt. Aged 40 months in new, charred American oak casks. Made by Troubled Monk in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.
Appearance:
Yellow gold in color.
Nose:
The nose on this whisky is amazing. I get notes of dried apricots, clover blossoms, and vegetables. It is both pleasant and sweet.
Palate:
The palate is just as unique as the nose but a bit different in flavor. It’s both savory and sweet. It is oily, with dark coffee, and chocolate. It’s a bit musty. . Overall it had some dark and musty flavors of chocolate and oil. Sending User Review 5 (1 vote) Share: XFacebookLinkedInEmail Drinks Aizome Island – Tropical Style Minor Cobbler Strawberry Rhubarb Julep Crimson & Clover Club Wynken, Blynken, & Nog Related Articles Whiskey Review: Highline Triple Rye Whiskey Editor’s Note: This whiskey was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whiskey Review: Highline Triple Rye Whiskey American / Reviews Whiskey Review: Savage & Cooke American Whiskey Editor’s Note: This whiskey was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whiskey Review: Savage & Cooke American Whiskey American / Reviews Whisky Review: Bruichladdich Octomore 14.3 Editor’s Note: This whisky was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whisky Review: Bruichladdich Octomore 14.3 Reviews / Scotch Whisky Review: Glenglassaugh 12 Years Old Editor’s Note: This whisky was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whisky Review: Glenglassaugh 12 Years Old Reviews / Scotch Whiskey Review: Highline American Whiskey Editor’s Note: This whiskey was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whiskey Review: Highline American Whiskey American / Reviews Whiskey Review: Savage & Cooke Rye Whiskey Editor’s Note: This whiskey was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whiskey Review: Savage & Cooke Rye Whiskey American / Reviews Whisky Review: Bruichladdich Octomore 14.2 Editor’s Note: This whisky was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whisky Review: Bruichladdich Octomore 14.2 Reviews / Scotch Whisky Review: Glenglassaugh Sandend Editor’s Note: This whisky was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whisky Review: Glenglassaugh Sandend Reviews / Scotch Whiskey Review: Highline Straight Kentucky Whiskey Editor’s Note: This whiskey was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whiskey Review: Highline Straight Kentucky Whiskey American / Reviews Whiskey Review: Savage & Cooke Bourbon Editor’s Note: This whiskey was… READ ARTICLE ? about Whiskey Review: Savage & Cooke Bourbon Bourbon / Reviews Melissa Jones Melissa D. Jones is a traveler, blogger, photographer, storyteller, foodie, whiskey lover and creative entrepreneur. Living for adventure and new experiences she’s photographed her way around all 50 states and 47 countries (still counting!) and wrote her travel knowledge into a book. When she’s not traveling you can find her… More by Melissa Jones Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Connect with on on LinkedIn About Advertise Subscribe Editorial Standards Privacy Policy Terms of Use
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Comments:
Umami whisky such as GrainHenge Meeting Creek usually inspires more conversations then your typical bourbon. This is a unique whisky both on the nose and palate. Overall it had some dark and musty flavors of chocolate and oil.

Editor’s Note: This whisky was provided to us as a review sample by GrainHenge. This in no way, per our editorial policies, influenced the final outcome of this review. Additional reporting for this review was contributed by TWW staff.

GrainHenge is made in the beautiful prairies of Alberta, Canada, at Troubled Monk, a popular craft brewery. That makes it part of the growing collection of whiskeys that exploit the inherent synergies between brewing and distilling, both of which hinge on fermented grains.

The name GrainHenge pays homage to the ancient henges that would be gathering places, places of awe and mystery. Think of Stonehenge or the mysterious stones in Outlander that allow for time travel. But it puts a distinctly Canadian spin on that idea, honoring the “grain elevators, mills and abandoned wood structures that are the iconic symbols of the prairies.”

Perhaps great whisky does inspire the same sense of curiosity and wonder that ancient rock henges do. How did they do it? For GrainHenge, it all goes back to the brewery. Each expression of GrainHenge Whisky is inspired by one of their beers. Meeting Creek, the subject of this review, is based on the recipe for Open Road American Brown Ale, a brew with roasty flavors.

Taking cues from that brown ale, the mash bill includes a variety of specialty malts that the distillers say contribute “caramel, chocolate, and coffee” flavors. It was aged for 40 months in new American oak casks, and bottled at cask strength.

GrainHenge Meeting Creek review
GrainHenge Meeting Creek (image via GrainHenge)

Tasting Notes: GrainHenge Meeting Creek

Vital Stats: Mash bill of 2-row, amber, crystal, and chocolate malt. Aged 40 months in new, charred American oak casks. Made by Troubled Monk in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

Appearance: Yellow gold in color.

Nose: The nose on this whisky is amazing. I get notes of dried apricots, clover blossoms, and vegetables. It is both pleasant and sweet.

Palate: The palate is just as unique as the nose but a bit different in flavor. It’s both savory and sweet. It is oily, with dark coffee, and chocolate. It’s a bit musty.

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