It is gold filtered whiskey, squeezed between the butt cheeks of a unicorn. No, really, it is whiskey filtered through gold – the latter part I just made up to highlight the kookiness of this new domestic whiskey, known as Gold Bar Gold Finished Whiskey, which is set apparently to debut later this month.
Looking beyond the gold booze, the packaging of this whiskey is something slick as well. Each individually numbered bottle is presented in a box designed to look like a shiny gold bar. Also, a special “Lady of Fortune” coin made from bronze – which is a replica of some hand-sculpted, 24-karat gold coins created for this project – is pressed into the front of each glass bottle. Both the bronze and gold coins, “inspired by the world’s most renowned heroines of victory,” were made at what’s described as America’s oldest operating private mint.
Luckily there’s enough non-hypable information on the Gold Bar whiskey website for me to give you some real technical details on it, including tasting notes. It is suggested by those behind this that you can enjoy the whiskey “neat, on the rocks” or in a cocktail. Just don’t enjoy it out of the backside of a unicorn – thanks.
Mash bill: 88% corn, 9% rye, 2% barley
Appearance: Clean and clear, golden amber, beeswax / honey.
Aroma: Herbaceous with spicy notes of clove and cardamom. Slightly sweet, with notes of vanilla, rye, honey and apple.
Palate: Starts with spice and apples with fresh citrus balanced off with honey. Light-bodied and gentle.
Finish: Smooth and balanced with no roughness or bitterness.
Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and...