American Whiskey - Unaged/Moonshine

Death's Door Whiskey

From: Wisconsin, United States Liquor Review Category: Unaged/Moonshine American Whiskey

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Tier 2
This is a Tier 2 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2011

Wine Enthusiast

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Proof66 Notes

Death's Door whiskey is an unaged whiskey and is therefor more commonly known as "moonshine," "white lightning," or "white dog" depending upon what part of the country you're from. The marketers prefer to call it "Artisanal Moonshine." It is made from hard red winter wheat and malted barley (80% and 20% respectively), aged quite briefly for "less than 72 hours" in oak.

Jeffries mentioned that many white whiskeys on the market are simply pre-aged distillate blended down and bottled while Death's Door is specifically designed to be bottled without aging.

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Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 4 ratings and 4 reviews.
joelbarrett joelbarrett (56)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-03-21)
Tasted like corn which it should since it is legal moonshine. Good stuff
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thebeardedweiss thebeardedweiss (24)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-01-29)
Its a very sweet white whiskey and a little too harsh to drink neat. I find that I like this one much better on the rocks.
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  • - tucktuck911 up voted your review on 2014-06-14.

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danurdan danurdan (21)
Rating: 5.0 (2012-04-16)
I first tried this at the Distill America whiskey tasting in Madison, WI and it was, by far, my favorite of the night.  It has a fresh, rye nose, smooth taste and sweet finish.  The pleasant taste lingers on the tongue well after your last sip.  I introduced my family and friends to this spirit and they love it. 
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Phizbin Phizbin (361)
Rating: 3.0 (2011-03-31)
Big aroma of grain... Corn I think. Tastes of a sweet, earthy that finishes almost like wine. A little water cools this down quite a bit. I had trouble drinking this as a whiskey; seems more like a replacement for vodka to change things up in cocktails. Really interesting in a Cosmopolitan.
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  • - peathead up voted your review on 2016-10-17.

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