St. Patrick’s day has come and gone and with it the green beer and drunken revelry of those who want to pretend they’re of Irish extraction for 24 hours.
As every year the distilleries of McMenamins release their small batch Devil’s Bit whiskey.
I wasn’t aware until I put the last three years side by side but each year the release is a little bit different. The 2013 is a 12-year aged Irish, the 2014 is an 8 year four barrel and this year is a 5 year port barrel finish.
The bottles are all still 200ml and the price has stayed at $17. I’ve run a side by side tasting on all three and I’m hard pressed to find the differences. The aging process is pretty light and the finished product is still a little harsh even for the 12 year.
As an annual tradition I still enjoy heading out to Edgefield or CPR, taking the tour and getting my one or two bottles.