whew, The Celebration of Ameican Distillinghttp://www.madisonmaltsociety.com/
so as the 3rd cup of coffee, the tums, the multivitamin, and the 6 asprin I took this morning have started to take effect.....did anyone else go to the edgewater last night for this event?
I want to start going down the list of things that blew me away, but I'm still a bit groggy.
First impression stand-outs where:
Tito's (which I've had many times before, but put head to head against so many other really impressed me.
Koval: Illinois organic and kosher distillery, amazing amazing amazing liqeurs, including a "Rose hip" a "Jazmine" and a "Pear" liqeur that the blew me a away.
Rogue House of Spirits: Dead Guy wiskey: f*cking awesome! From the Rogue brewing company, a newer spirits division they've started.
AEppelTreow Distilling: Fortified cherry, apple, and pear wines, and a barrel sample of their new apple brandy. I usually hate fruity stuff, but the flavor and complexity of this guys stuff was outstanding...door county wine should be put on notice =)
There's more, but I need more coffee. Anyone else have thoughts?