Located in the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, Gate Eleven Distillery can almost be missed. The door is on the back side of the lobby, just to the right of an indoor cycling gym. The tasting room opens at 11AM which is right when we got there. Their expressions ranged from whiskey to rum and vodka. There was even an absinthe to try.
I didn't get any pics of the bottles for this one either. That must have been my tasting theme for this trip. I found some pics to post anyway.
-Smells sweet corn
-Tastes sweet corn
-Smooth aftertaste with slight pepper
-Very un-vodka vodka in a good way!
Vodka with flavor!
-Smells came sugary, citrus
-Tastes peppery w/touch peppermint candy
-Goes quickly! Into slight pepper and extremely short aftertaste
-Does not linger on the palette.
*Rum in Mamajuana
-Smells caramel and licorice with mint
-Tastes peppermint, oily lemon and back to pastry
-Smells very sweet juniper berry, lemon, sweet dandelion
-Tastes juniper, black peppery, citrus y, mint
-Trails juniper berry
-Smells rye and oak!
-Tastes rye w/wood, touch of sweet in the middle
-W/water smells sweet oak w/tinge rye (10 drops)
-Tastes bitter oak!
-Water is not good for this.
-Smells peppermint, citrus, herbs (sage/thyme), licorice
-Tastes licorice, lemon, peppery- strong licorice aftertaste!