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Santa Fe Spirits Colkegan Bottled in Bond American Single Malt Review

Santa Fe Spirits Colkegan Bottled in Bond American Single Malt Review


Initial launch is Friday, Nov 3 at the Santa Fe Spirits Distillery.  Online access starts Saturday, Nov 4


MSRP: $99


Number of bottles produced: 1000


Age: 4+ years


Type of barley: 2-row Rahr barley

1/3 of the barley is mesquite smoked


Length of fermentation: 3 days


Still type: 1000 L pot still

Still manufacturer: Carl (Germany)


Barrel size: 53 gallons

Barrel manufacturer: Kelvin Cooperage

1/3 new oak & 2/3 used barrels


Final proof coming off the still: ~130°

Barrel entry proof: 108°

Bottling proof: 100°


Color 👁️: The color of a lion’s coat


Nose 👃: Smoke. Apricot. Caramel. Nutmeg. German roasted nuts.


Palate 👅: Hint of cognac. Twinge of citrus. Smoke. Peanuts. Caramel. Vanilla. Highly viscous mouthfeel.


Finish 🏁: Smoke. Roasted nuts. Toffee. Very long in length.


Overall thoughts?  I truly enjoyed the slightly younger and lower proof version, but this bottled in bond is a significant step up!  It’s delicious stuff!  The mesquite smoked barley is beautiful and far from overwhelming as only a third is smoked.  If you’re interested in good American single malt… I highly recommend this one.



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