Charbay r5

R5 Hop Flavored Whiskey, Lot 511A

Charbay Distillery

Now in its second release, Charbay's R5 Whiskey is distilled from Bear Republic's award-winning Racer 5 IPA beer (7% abv). Marko distilled 6000 gallons for 10 days straight in our family's classic 1000 gallon Alambic Charentais Pot Still to create just 590 gallons of whiskey. He chose Gold Medal-winning Racer 5 IPA for its upfront aromatic hops, laty, great dose of bittering hops, high quality two-row barley, balanced and a smooth, clean finish... See if you can taste how each of these is revealed in the whiskey. Aged in French oak for 29 months. Lot 511A is our distillers' shorthand for its distillation (May 2011) and 'A' for 'aged.' 1,500 bottles made.

Country:
USA
Region:
California
Vintage:
NV
Wine type:
Spirit
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
100

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Aging:
French oak (29 months)
Alcohol percentage:
49.5
Closure:
Stelvin
Case production:
250

Reviews

  • “Five Stars, Highest Recommendation. Pot distilled. Opens with a striking beer-like aroma that is both fruity (quince, baked banana) and floral (hoppy); more time in the glass stimulates additional aromas of cookie batter, sage, grain husk, and spiced pear. Entry is rich in silky texture, peppery, and delightfully hoppy/fruity; midpalate highlights tastes of lemon curd, brown butter, raisins, and dates. Finishes long, mildly spirit, spicy, and just slightly resiny from the French oak.” (Sprit Journal)

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