Savage & Cooke Second Glance American Whiskey
At Third Base Market & Spirits, we take pride in showcasing unique and expertly crafted spirits. One such offering that has captivated our discerning clientele is Savage & Cooke's Second Glance American Whiskey. Crafted in California by a winery-led distillery, this American Whiskey is an intriguing departure from traditional whiskey styles, delivering a taste profile that is complex yet remarkably approachable.
- Name: Savage & Cooke Second Glance American Whiskey
- Type: American Whiskey
- Age: Aged for a minimum of 5 years
- Region: Mare Island, California, USA
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 44% (88 Proof)
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
Upon pouring, Second Glance reveals an inviting caramel color with glints of gold, indicating its time spent maturing in American oak barrels. The liquid is rich and oily, promising a lush mouthfeel.
The first sniff greets you with an alluring mix of caramel, vanilla, and a light smokiness. A second glance—true to its name—uncovers layered notes of dried fruits like figs and raisins, along with a gentle spice that hints at its complex production process.
As you take a sip, the whiskey rolls over your palate with an initial sweetness, characterized by toffee and brown sugar. This transitions into a complex melange of flavors — vanilla, charred oak, and light notes of dark chocolate. The whiskey's winemaking background is subtly apparent, as hints of dark berries and a certain vinous quality make a brief appearance.
The finish is long-lasting and warming, with sweet and smoky elements dancing in a perfectly synchronized ballet. The aging process has done wonders to integrate all these flavors seamlessly, ending on a note of nutmeg and spice.
With a medium to full body, Second Glance offers a palate-coating richness that emphasizes its complex array of flavors.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
Savage & Cooke's Second Glance American Whiskey is a testament to what can be achieved when traditional distilling meets contemporary craftsmanship. Its subtle intricacies make it equally enjoyable when sipped neat or used as a base for high-end cocktails.
Given its complex profile, Second Glance pairs exceptionally well with a variety of foods, from hearty barbecued meats to rich, creamy desserts like cheesecake or crème brûlée.
As with many artisanal spirits, Second Glance is produced in limited quantities. Don't miss the opportunity to add this unique American Whiskey to your collection. Available now at Third Base Market & Spirits.
Discover the depths of this elegant American Whiskey and give it more than just a 'second glance.' Cheers to your next elevated drinking experience!