A nuanced nose of brown sugar, oaky spice, a hint of candied cherry and a dusting of cocoa nib. Its complexity continues on the palate with a sweet entry followed by notes of tobacco leaf, barrel char, and hints of spice. The lengthy finish shows a slight herbaceous complexity you don’t always find in youthful whiskey.
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We’ve been fans of the work Dave Schmier has done with his company Proof & Wood. Bottling a handful of brands under different monikers, Tumblin’ Dice is the anchor of his portfolio. He’s managed to amass a significant treasure trove of barreled whiskey from MGP over the years. Dave found his true love working with American whiskey after years in the bar/restaurant business as a manager, owner, and brand builder. His brands all have a bit of gambling/gold rush theme. And Tumblin’ Dice is no different. His flagship, Deadwood Whiskey, is an homage to the gold rush town in South Dakota known for briefly being home to Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and other pioneers of the late 19th century. It is where Wild Bill was murdered over a poker game, holding what is now known as the “dead man’s hand” – two pair: aces and eights. This extremely limited Single Barrel 4-year old whiskey pays tribute to the frontier, when saloons hosted games of skill and chance, and players imbibed liquid gold as they vied for pots of cash.