Aromas of spice, orange peel and a hint of saddle leather open up like a bull coming out of the gate with a fire in its belly. The palate is medium-full with cinnamon, nutmeg, and some true whisky character like sweet oak, vanilla, and a hint of red fruit. The finish starts off big with a whiff of barrel char and meanders back to the stable with touches of leather and fruit.
The Pendleton Whisky brand isn’t a distillery, but a collection of premium spirits whose legend continues to grow with every release. Its history tied to The Pendleton Round-Up, one of the oldest and most prestigious rodeos in the West, and there’s a lot to live up to. Authenticity and quality are more than words on a label, and don’t require a 200 year old brand to achieve it. Pendleton Whisky is inspired by the belief that you must live life to its fullest – savoring adventure, camaraderie and the moments you share with family and friends. In your bottle this month is a blended Canadian whisky that sees a minimum of 20-years in hearty American Oak and is proofed with with glacier-fed waters from Mt. Hood. This reserve bottling hits all the right notes and offers you the taste of adventure.