95 Points, Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Breakfast cereal and stone fruit is sweet and savory on the nose. The flavors start sweet on the tongue with plump dried apricots and peach skin. Spice takes over with hot mace and nutmeg, followed by earthy grain notes and a gentle lingering smokiness.
Distiller's Notes: In 2009, Jim Murray's Whisky Bible named Ardbeg Uigeadail "World Whisky of the Year" in praise of its "utter silky brilliance" and "complexity on a level only a handful of distilleries in the world can even dream of reaching." Pronounced "Oog-a-dal", it's a special vatting that marries Ardbeg's traditional deep, smoky notes with luscious, raisiny tones of old ex-Sherry casks. Ardbeg Uigeadail was voted by the 120,000+ strong Ardbeg Committee as their favourite Ardbeg.
99th Percentile, RB
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Brewer's Notes: Prairie Hop is a belgian IPA. Big citrusy hops dominate the flavor and aroma of this beer. One pound of hops per barrel were used to dry-hop this beer. Prairie’s special farmhouse yeast is used to add a complex peppery note to the beer. Thee beer is bottle conditioned with wine yeast to make for a dry, tight finish.
Apple Pie in a Jar
Granny Sue McClure, Mimm’s wife, was as famous for her pies, cakes and breads as Mimm was for his moonshine. We’re proud to offer this traditional recipe that tastes like apple pie in a jar with Grandaddy’s favorite mountain spirits.
88th Percentile, RB
Morganton, North Carolina
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Our Blue Ridge Mountains harbor their own Nessie: Hoppius Heddius, The HOPness Monster. She lurks in the cold, fresh waters of Western North Carolina, rising to terrorize poor, hop-shy souls. As the locals say, “Bless their hearts, they don’t know any better.” With an abundance of fresh Citra and Cascade, this IPA boasts a big biting hop profile with notes of tropical fruit, juicy citrus, and pine. Embrace her beastly charms!
Brewed with an abundance of fresh Citra and Cascade, this IPA boasts a big biting hop profile layered with ripe tropical fruit, juicy citrus, and pine. At 6.5% ABV, it strikes the perfect balance of everyday drinkability with intensely aromatic and flavorful hop character.
Crisp, Golden Lager
Abita Springs, Louisiana
New Orleans is located at latitude 30° north, longitude 90° west. This is the most geographically accurate location of the finest food, music and round-the-clock good times on earth. Abita created 30° 90° to celebrate the way we love to live in New Orleans. This is a crisp gold lager that is brewed with pilsner malt and hopped and dry hopped with Cascade hops. It has a light body and color with a nice citrus hop aroma and flavor.
Summer in a Can
Asheville, North Carolina
For us, this Old World-inspired beer is mile zero–the point at which we spin the needle on the compass and follow at will. From western shores to sunshine states, this Gose takes its promised-land inspiration. Brewed with tart grapefruit, sweet honey and balancing Mediterranean sea salt, Calimost is eternal summer in a can. Cheers to moving until direction is found.