Celebrities getting in to the distilled spirits business is nothing new. We've reviewed a few for our channel already.
With Creek Water whiskey we have the award winning recording artist, Yelawolf, throwing his hat in the game. I'm not going to give you a history lesson on who Yelawolf is and what songs you know him from, we're here to talk about the whiskey.
-------> How does it hold up to the competition?
You can watch our video review at the bottom of this blog post if you just want to get right to it.
First things first, Yelawolf teamed up with Next Century Spirits to create what they are calling a "saloon style" whiskey. Next Century Spirits is based in Durham, North Carolina. They distill their own spirits as well as do contract distilling for others, such as this one with Creek Water whiskey.
Next Century Spirits claims to have invented a technology that helps to speed up the aging process while also eliminating the angels' share and cutting down production costs (which is great for anyone looking to put out their own label without investing in their own distillery)
Creek Water comes without an age statement but it does come in at 100 proof.
Which is great for a bottle that sells for only $25!
BTW: Thanks to Paul at Top Shelf Wine and Spirits for this bottle.
He's selling it for $25 with FREE SHIPPING on all orders right now.
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Back to the whiskey. So I'll admit, I'm not a fan of the packaging. I think the topper is a little gaudy with it's fake gold metal and the growler type stopper. If anything, it's different so I can give them kudos for that. The label reminds me of a 90s barb wire tattoo. But good thing we're not judging off of looks. The juice inside is what really counts. Mike and I both were a little perplexed by both the nose and the palate. While we didn't agree on what we were smelling or tasting, our scores were pretty close to each other. I was getting some vanilla and leather on the nose, but there was a distinct oil flavor that I never really tasted in any other whiskey before this one. It sounds so strange but it works! As Mike said, this is a mans whiskey. It makes you want to go out and fix something, or just work on your car.
We liked it all 3 ways which is super rare for us. We liked it the most neat, but we still thought it was descent with water, and I kinda enjoyed it over rocks. Neat is, as usual, the way to go here.
We may just have to reach out to NCS when we're ready to create our own Brolic Whiskey :)
We are giving this a strong try or buy recommendation.
For $25 and 50% abv, it's hard to pass up if it's in your area or if Top Shelf can ship to you.
Yelawolf says: "It smells like a good time"
Our full video review can be viewed below:
As a fan of scotch and other whiskeys I was tired of looking up reviews for new whiskeys that just oozed of snobbery. I wanted to create an outlet for average Joe's who don't have a sommelier palate. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, I moved to San Diego, California in 2010 with my wife. I'm also a fan of MMA, pro-wrestling, comic books, video games and strongman. All subjects are topic for discussion on the podcast.
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