The Oak Reserve is Asheville’s Heirloom Moonshine Platinum aged in Bourbon barrels.
“Troy & Sons Distillers was founded in North Carolina. Because of the small batch distillation that they use, they admit to some variability in each distillation–in fact, they regard it as a stamp of their authenticity and they put a stamp with the specific batch number on each bottle.Their spirits are blended down with Appalachian mountain water. The name comes from co-founder Troy Ball, the (female!) master distiller of Troy & Sons. ” -proof66.com
Company: Asheville Distilling Co.
Distillery: Troy & Sons
Location: Asheville, NC
Mash Bill: 100% Crooked Corn
ABV: 40% (80 proof)
Color: Yellow blonde.
Nose: Sharp smell, very metallic/plastic, ethanol. So, probably the worst nose I have ever smelled. I can’t even come up with something nice to say.
Taste: Very bland, plastic-like favor, almost as if it was stored in BPA for awhile. Tastes like very young, and a little oak-y.
Finish: It has a bit of heat but dissipates quickly.
Overall: I’m not entirely sure that the bottle I’m reviewing is altogether right. As in, maybe something happened in the shipping process or something, I don’t know, but this bottle is not good. I’m not even sure you would want to mix this with something, it’s that rough. Maybe I can give it to someone as a white elephant gift. (Ha, enjoy this really terrible whiskey! 😂)
The Blonde is way better, definitely grab that one, or their un-aged moonshine because the internet says that is pretty good. But, the internet says this one is good too…so, I’m definitely perplexed.
I’m going to stay away from Troy & Sons for a while to let things develop a little bit more. Maybe, I’ll try them again in a few years or so. I’m super disappointed, Kris had to chase his sip with Wild Turkey 101. 🙈 I couldn’t finish my 2 ounces.