The distillery, Six and Twenty, is on the west side of town in a strip that includes a bar, a coffee shop and a chocolate retailer. It's a nice afternoon stop after a morning ride.
Here is what I tasted:
*Old Money Whiskey Wheat Whiskey 3 yrs Am. Oak 40% ABV
-smelled vanilla oak, citrusy
-tasted bourbon oak sweet (like Sugar Smacks)
-trailed quickly pepper
-w/water smelled sweeter orange/lemon
-tasted lighter vanilla with more citrus
This was a light, sweet wheat whiskey.
*Carolina Roja Whiskey 40% ABV
Aged in P.X. barrels
-Smelled grape/sweet fruit w/tinge vanilla
-tasted lighter oak w/slight sweet fruit
-trailed peppery very quickly with sherry aftertaste
-w/water smelled sherry! sweet fruit/cherry
-tasted light oak with tinges sweet oak
-trailed quickly with no bitterness
This whiskey is no longer in their lineup. I guess the Pedro Jimenez barrels were expensive.
*Heirloom Rye Vodka 40% ABV
-smelled very rye (What else, right?)
-tasted rye oak bitter with short oak aftertaste
-with water smelled citrusy rye
-tasted wood/light rye almost pine scent
I like this vodka enough that I bought a bottle. Usually I am not a vodka drinker but this one will make a nice drink.
-smelled rye, citrus, light fruit almost orange sherbet
-tasted oak pepper/rye with lemon cookie
-with water smelled cinnamon orange
-tasted orange/citrus with light oak almost no pepper
Surprising bourbon. This is the mash bill right from the website: Grain Bill: Corn, Soft Red Winter Wheat, Barley, Black Seashore Rye, and Carolina Gold Rice
That explains the sweetness,
This distillery was a nice visit while we were in Greenville.