Company: Taylor Garrett Spirits
Distillery: VARA Winery & Distillery
Release Date: Ongoing
Age: 24 Hours (24 hours in barrel, 6 days undergoing accelerated aging process)
Mashbill: 65% Corn, 25% Rye, 10% Malted Barley
MSRP: $53 (2020)
Distillate | Ethanol | Oak | Unbalanced
Caramel | Rye spice | Pine | More developed than Nose & Finish
Rye spice | Raisins | Distillate | Youthful with a tapering sweetness
Created by Scott Feuille, veteran and former Navy pilot, the name “Taylor Garrett” is a union of his two children’s first names and the logo a tribute to his time as a Naval Aviator, evoking images of fighter jets in formation with their jetstreams behind them. The company saying, “Accelerating Tradition,” alludes to what’s in the bottle - whiskey that has undergone a “rapid aging” process. Unfortunately, the end result is an odd mix of distillate and aged notes which doesn’t quite hit the mark.
This sample was provided at no cost and no strings attached.