Rich Report Recommends: Coors Whiskey Shows It Can Make a Good Whiskey
Brown spirit was produced by the Silver Bullet.
For some time now, craft distilleries have been making whiskey from stout, pale ale, porter, and other types of beer, since small breweries have begun making their own spirits. A whiskey is made from a mixture of grains, water, and yeast fermented to produce low levels of alcohol, also known as wash, or distiller's beer. Some of the biggest players within the beer world have also gotten in on the action in recent years. Steven Busch has his Walker's Cay bourbon brand. Pabst Blue Ribbon Whiskey has been around for a long time. And now Molson Coors has entered the fray with a blended whiskey called Five Trail.
Although it sounds intriguing or horrifying, this is not a whiskey made from running Silver Bullet batches through stills. The whiskey is a blend that features a Colorado single malt paired with three other whiskeys and cut to proof with Rocky Mountain water. It maintains the old Coors motto of “tapping the Rockies.”
There are 15 percent single malts from Colorado, 35 percent four-grain bourbons from Kentucky, 45 percent wheated bourbons from Indiana, and five percent 13-year-old Kentucky bourbons. The visionary behind Five Trails is David Coors, who tasted over 100 samples before enlisting the help of Bardstown Bourbon Company to blend and manufacture it.
Despite my expectations, I found this whiskey to be quite complex. The color is a light amber-gold, and the nose is sweet and full of vanilla and honey. I expected a relatively light flavor profile, but there's actually a lot of complexity. On the palate, honey and vanilla notes are evident, along with some spice, malted chocolate, and fruit flavors like cherries and oranges.
Even though the older bourbon only makes up a small percentage of the blend, it appears to have played an important part in balancing out what could have otherwise been considered an immature whiskey. Even so, the results are not cloying and very drinkable, especially at 95 proof. 80 would probably have made it unremarkable.
It may be a bit too expensive for curious consumers to buy Five Trails, especially those who prefer cheap American beer to premium whiskey. I would still suggest trying this in a cocktail despite the good quality and thoughtful blend.
Coors has been a household name in the beer industry for decades. But did you know that they've expanded their offerings to include whiskey? Coors Whiskey is a relatively new addition to their lineup, but it has already made a name for itself as a high-quality whiskey that's worth trying.
One of the things that sets Coors Whiskey apart is its unique flavor profile. Made from 100% malted barley, this whiskey has a smooth, slightly sweet taste with hints of vanilla and caramel. It's aged for three years in charred oak barrels, which gives it a distinct smoky flavor that's reminiscent of traditional American whiskeys.
But flavor isn't the only thing that makes Coors Whiskey stand out. The distillery takes great care in the production process, using only the finest ingredients and paying close attention to every detail. This commitment to quality is evident in every bottle of Coors Whiskey, and it's what has helped it gain a loyal following in a relatively short amount of time.
If you're a fan of whiskey or just looking to try something new, Coors Whiskey is definitely worth checking out. Whether you're sipping it neat or using it as a base for a cocktail, you're sure to be impressed by its smooth taste and impeccable quality. Coors has proven that it can make a good whiskey, and we can't wait to see what they come up with next.