R5 Hop-Flavored Whiskey

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R5 HOP-FLAVORED WHISKEY
Charbay Distillery (Ukiah)
49.5% ABV
www.charbay.com

Charbay has two hop-flavored whiskies, both distilled from Bear Republic beers: The R5, aged 28 months, is distilled from BR’s Racer 5 IPA and revels in a  hoppy nose with an astringent wash. Lot S, aged 29 months, is distilled from BR’s Black Bear Stout, presenting a nice caramel nose, matched by a smooth wash with a semi-sweet finish. A win-win. EGS