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91 points

Colkegan, 46%

Menthol and pine on the nose, as well as incense, earthy sandalwood, iced tea, candied lemon, and a hint of candle wax. A smooth palate offers a sweet note of peat integrated with baked apple, orange, coffee, and cracked pepper. A rich, long finish has great balance, with lemon pound cake and fresh melon. Well textured throughout, this is creative and expressive.

Reviewed by: (Winter 2021)

90 points

Colkegan Cask Strength, 59%

Up front, this whiskey is ripe and bright, showing pears, grape juice, and a light tropicality on the nose. The in-your-face fruit notes are held in check by a light spicy smokiness and faint but present honey. The palate doubles down on spice, delivering cinnamon candies with a dusty and earthy kiss of smoke. The finish is spice-forward with more cinnamon and a light dried herb character. (1,800 bottles)

Reviewed by: (Spring 2022)

90 points

Colkegan Cask Strength Single Malt, 59%

Mesquite-smoked New Mexico single malt. Rich and beefy on the nose: charred brisket, salted meat, tangerines, dark wood, brine, and white smoke. The palate is powerful, oak-forward without being astringent, and very spicy. Walnut, cayenne pepper, and grilled citrus balance out the meaty, oaky flavors. Saddle leather, cherries, and even more smoke on the finish. Tangy, salty, spicy, and malty. A truly compelling American single malt with great structure.

Reviewed by: (Fall 2018)

89 points

Colkegan Apple Brandy Cask Finished Single Malt, 46%

Soft and juicy aromas of ginger juice, apple tart, strawberry shortcake, and light, sweet smoke. Very aromatic, with lots of citrus, clove, and cinnamon. Orange Creamsicle on the palate, with a good deal of apple, poached pear, marmalade, and light smoke. Salted butter, gentle oak, and wispy smoke keep this in balance. A good harmony of flavors.

Reviewed by: (Fall 2018)

87 points

Colkegan Single Malt, 46%

A dry smoke, led by brisket, dry oak, and cherries. Sweetly smoky in the mouth, with black pepper, cayenne, and barbecue flavors, as well as grilled fruits, nectarines, and charred plums. A good balance of sweet and spicy, with a backbone of minerality. The mesquite flavor amps up in the long and spicy finish.

Reviewed by: (Fall 2018)