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Colkegan Apple Brandy Cask Finished Single Malt Whiskey Review

We’re headed back to the 1.36 Mile High City of Sante Fe, New Mexico for a second selection from Sante Fe Spirits

On our return visit, we’re trying yet another Single Malt Whiskey expression from their Colkegan line. This one is finished in apple brandy casks and goes by the name of Colkegan Apple Brandy Cask Finished.

The name says it all, but if more info is what you seek, here’s what Sante Fe Spirits has to say about this whisky on their website:

For this expression of Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey, Santa Fe Spirits takes Colkegan from select aged barrels and transfers it to freshly emptied Apple Brandy barrels, where it continues to age for a minimum of one year. This mellows and sweetens the Colkegan, resulting in a whiskey Whisky Advocate described as having “soft and juicy aromas of ginger juice, apple tart, strawberry shortcake, and light, sweet smoke” with “a good deal of apple, poached pear, marmalade and light smoke” on the palate, and which they awarded 89 points.

Santa Fe Spirits bottles all of its Colkegan Apple Brandy Cask Finished from single barrels, so each batch will have its own unique flavor. With the Apple Brandy Cask Finished we like to maintain the differences.

– 46% alcohol by volume
– 92 proof
– available only in 750ml bottles
– limited, seasonal release
– bottled as single barrels only

We had a very positive first go-around with the Colkegan Single Malts, so adding the additional layer of flavor that is an apple brandy cask had us pretty pumped to try this spirit. To fnd out if this extra layer really kicked this up a notch, click play on the following video:

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Many thanks to the fine folks at Big Thirst Marketing for sending us this very generous sample!

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