For the uninitiated – the most common comment after taking a sip of whiskey is “it burns!” Those who have acquired a taste for the drink over the years can separate that sensation from the flavor profiles of different whiskey – but if you’re feeling like revisiting that initial sensation in a more whiskey-nerd sophisticated way, you should check out Rogue’s Chipotle Whiskey.
Brewed, distilled, and barrel aged with jalapeño peppers grown on Rogue’s own farms in Oregon, this whiskey has layer on layer of smokey and spicy goodness in it. The attention to detail in the process – from hand picking the chipotle peppers to drying and smoking them over cherry and alder wood at their distillery – shows through in every sip. You can pick this one up for some special cocktail recipes or just sip it over the rocks starting at $44. [Purchase]