Saturday, July 2, 2016

H. Clark Distillery Tour & Tasting

A very nice trip down to Thompson's Station to this micro distillery.  Easy to find and just a bit off of I-65 just south of Brentwood/Franklin.

I nice, quick but informative your of the facility and they were mashing while we were there. 

A small 100+ gallon still and all of their products are double distilled.  

After the tour, we sampled the three current offerings.  

First up was their moonshine/white whiskey - New Whiskey. 

I'm not a huge fan of white whiskey but the addition of chocolate malt really takes the flavor profile up and is quite tasty.  Most of the moonshines/white whiskeys lack any complexity or flavors other than corn & yeast.  By modifying their grain bill, they introduced FLAVOR into an unaged spirit.

Second was Tennessee Black & Tan. 

An easy drinking gentle whisky that would be enjoyed by most but might not be for the Whisky snob in your life.  

Lastly was the gin - which originally led me to the distillery. 

While they don't make the spirit they do flavor the NGS with the botanicals and then re-distill and make the cuts.  H. Clark recommends this served neat or without any ice or additions.

Bourbon?   Not yet - coming late this fall - I can't wait to give it a try. 

Great trip to a nice distillery and I'd recommend it if you are in the area. 

I went home with a bottle of all of their offerings. #score

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