Update: Devils Bit Irish Whiskey

wpid-wp-1427222705400.jpegSt. 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.

Devil's Bit

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I picked up this little beauty on st Patrick’s day this year.  Devils bit is a small batch whiskey made by mcmenamins edgefield distillery.  I don’t know how long they age it but they only release a couple of hundred bottles every year.  I made it out to the Cornelius pass roadhouse at around noon the day of the release and they had only 29 bottles left out of their 100 allotment.  For such a small pint it is a fantastic Irish whiskey.  I definitely plan to grab another two bottles next year.

Update: I did get my bottles for 2014, My good friend Evan made the run out to CPR to pick them up.  I haven’t cracked them yet but they look a lot darker.