Dovetail is blended to highlight some of our favorite flavors. Woody bourbon; terroir driven Dunn Cabernet; toasted french oak; Late Bottled Vintage Port pipes; black strap molasses casks; all working in tandem to create a buttery and deep whiskey as unique as it is delicious. Dovetail took almost a year to get right, from blending to labeling, all coming together in a seemingly perfect point.
We have produced limited releases of Dovetail using the same ingredients and process. With each bottling, there are proof variations.
PRESS FOR DOVETAIL
Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
Bottled at cask strength
1st bottling is 122.9 proof
2nd bottling is 123.8 proof
3rd bottling is 124.34 proof
4th bottling is 125.24 proof
5th bottling Is 122.9 proof
Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2019
Gold (Whiskey: Barrel Finished category) at Whiskies of the World Awards (2019)
Whisky Advocate rating of 90
Appearance: Rose gold with highlights of worn copper.
Nose: Opens with mature aromas both sweet (canelé, panna cotta, crème de noyaux) and savory (walnut oil, leather). This is followed quickly by a vast array of fruit derived both from the spirit (smoked apricot, grapefruit peel) as well as the cask treatment (sloe gin, damson jam). The aroma is high toned, pungently floral and herbaceous, with subtle, balancing pops of minerality.
Palate: Darker (cocoa, molasses, burnt marshmallow) and spicier (cola, nutmeg, Tellicherry peppercorn) than the nose, an effect well-complemented by the cask treatment and rendered more complex by the savory and herbaceous themes running throughout.
Finish: A sweet and elegant signature of rose jelly, chestnut honey, and Pineau des Charantes that also features hazelnut, eucalyptus, and Corsican mint.
With a few drops of spring water
An unexpected avalanche of orange and tropical notes of watermelon, lychee and vanilla on the nose.