GSN Presents: The 2017 Advent Gift Guide – Day 23

With only two days to go until Christmas Eve, there’s not enough time to order gifts.  So, until then, we’re going to suggest some items that we’ve rated highly this year that you can find in your local liquor store (hopefully).  For Day 23, we’re focusing on the 30 spirited products that received a GSN Rating of A (93) during 2017.

  1. Amarula Cream Liqueur
  2. Corbin Cash Sweet Potato Liqueur
  3. Deadhead Dark Chocolate Rum
  4. Don Ciccio & Figli Nocino Walnut Liqueur
  5. Don Ciccio & Figli Amaro delle Sirene
  6. Dunedin DoubleCask 16 Year Old
  7. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch No. A117
  8. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch No. B517
  9. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch No. C917
  10. El Tesoro 80th Anniversary Limited Edition
  11. Frisco Brandy
  12. Galliano L’Aperitivo
  13. Haikara Yuzu Sake
  14. Highland Park Valkyrie
  15. Hirsch Small Batch 8 Year Old High Rye Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  16. Jura 10-Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  17. Kavalan Pedro Ximénez Single Cask Whisky
  18. Laphroaig Cairdeas Quarter Cask 2017 Edition
  19. Lucid Absinthe
  20. The Macallan Edition No. 1
  21. The Macallan Edition No. 2
  22. Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky
  23. Marble Distilling Co. Vodka
  24. Marble Distilling Co. Gingercello
  25. McKenzie Single Barrel Rye Whiskey
  26. Montanya Exclusiva Rum
  27. Redemption Wheated Bourbon
  28. South Island 25 Year Old Single Malt
  29. Union Horse Rolling Standard Four Grain Whiskey
  30. Westland Distillery’s 2017 Peat Week Commemorative Bottling

GSN Review: Union Horse Rolling Standard Four Grain Whiskey

Union Horse Distilling Company recently announced the release of its Rolling Standard Midwestern Four Grain Whiskey. This new spirit marries two distinct, yet complementary styles of whiskey – wheated bourbon and American single malt. Rolling Standard is the first in the company’s “Distiller Series,” a collection of the experimental and artistic works of Union Horse’s distillers. Inspired by the pioneering spirit of America’s railways, Rolling Standard is handcrafted from locally sourced barley, wheat, corn and rye.

“Rolling Standard represents an exciting step toward what’s next for our company,” said Patrick Garcia, Master Distiller and Co-Founder, Union Horse Distilling Company. “We’re constantly looking for new ways to share our craft with consumers, push our creative limits as distillers and build upon what we’ve learned along the way. That’s what the Distiller Series represents to us and we’re proud to have Rolling Standard bring something new to our line-up.”

Union Horse Rolling Standard Four Grain Whiskey (92 proof)
Visual: Dark brass.
Nose: Crackling high notes of oaked malt. Lots of oak. Stave in a glass. The mash bill is perfectly integrated and showcases the rye to advantage.
Taste: An explosion of corn whiskey out of the gate, quickly pursued by rye and barley.  The wheat tempers everything down to a fine rumble.
Finish: Medium long, with some lingering sweetness intermingled with baking spices.
Overall: Well done. We at GSN keep finding ourselves going back to this fine whiskey. A knockout.
GSN Rating: A

For more information go to: Union Horse