About Pearse Lyons Reserve Whiskey
Pearse Lyons Reserve Whiskey pays homage to Dr. T. Pearse Lyons, an Irish master distiller who eventually founded Alltech Distilling Company in Lexington, Kentucky. Lyons, who received a Ph.D. in yeast fermentation, has whiskey in his blood: five generations of coopers hail from the Lyons' family and Lyons own son received his Ph.D. in brewing and distilling in Scotland.
Pearse Lyons Reserve Whiskey is a Kentucky whiskey crafted exclusively from malted barley. Once the barley arrives at the distillery, it is milled and mashed before being fermented with yeast (along with a special enzyme additive) and then twice distilled through copper pot stills that were imported from Scotland. After distillation, the American whiskey is matured in charred oak casks.
The first malt whiskey produced in Kentucky since Prohibition, Pearse Lyons Reserve has an aroma of sweet molasses, brown sugar, caramelized oranges and vanilla. Notes of chili peppers, ginger and crème brÃ»lée dominate the palate, and lead to a dry finish with hints of oak, charcoal and malt.
The whiskey earned the Gold Medal at the International Craft Spirits Competition and the World Spirits Awards in 2014. In addition, it earned the Double Gold Medal at the Berlin Spirits Competition. Pick up a bottle today!
About American Whiskey
There are two main representatives of the American whiskey family, bourbon, and rye, but some other spirits don't fall into those two strictly regulated categories.
There's equally strictly regulated American single malt, made from 100% malted barley, Tennessee whiskey, essentially bourbon filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new charred oak barrels.
And then there's moonshine, a high proof (150- 170 proof) distilled spirit mainly made out of corn which gained popularity during the prohibition.
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