ARKANSAS HICKORY SMOKED WHISKEY
Hickory Smoked Whiskey is distilled from Arkansas Soft Red Winter Wheat – aged in ex-Bourbon casks – with a nice light smokey taste from real Hickory.
We took American whiskey distilling techniques and melded it with Scotch whiskey aging techniques to make something pretty special, Arkansas Hickory Smoked Whiskey.
We cold smoke the wheat in our custom built hickory smoker here at the distillery, prior to milling. This infuses smoke into the grain and the flavor of the hickory carries all the way through to the distillate.
As with all our whiskies, our Hickory Smoked Whiskey is made from grain to glass here at the distillery in Little Rock. We’re makers not fakers.
Mashbill: 91% Arkansas Wheat, 9% Malted Barley. Non-chill filtered.
90/100 – 2014 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Bright fragrances of peach nectar, smoked meat, hickory and teaberry leaves. In the mouth a gentle smokiness gives way to alluring brown sugar and ripe peach flavors. The finish lingers on the palate offering woodsy characteristics.
Gold Medal (Exceptional) 91 • Rock Town Distillery Arkansas Hickory Smoked Whiskey
Pale amber color. Aromas of suede, saddle soap, cashew nougat, and toasted fig bread with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long elegant finish with notes of praline, spice, and minerals. Very well balanced and classy. (tasted on Feb-13-2013)
90 proof / 45% ABV