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Dry Fly Whiskey: my take

March 15th, 2010 · 6 Comments

My palette is experience, but not trained. So please bear with this weak review.

I found this bottle in Beltramo’s, for a nifty fifty bucks. The bottle is definitely cool, with the label going around the bottle with a rainbow trout pattern. It was marked Batch Two, also a coolness factor. What else can I say about this, a great name, a great bottle, a low numbered batch; I just wish the whiskey tasted better for me.

The whiskey is dry, and starts off crisp. However, it has a nasty kick in the sinus a second, or so, after passing the lips. To compare to others, that first second reminds me an Irish whiskey, like Bushmills, and that kick like bourbon that comes in a plastic bottle (think Ten High).

Palettes vary, and maybe just this hatch didn’t match mine. I may try batch five or ten. If you know me, I’ll be happy to give you a taste of mine. Don’t hurry, it will be around for a while. Dry Fly Whiskey definitely doesn’t displace Gentleman Jack.

Tonight, I served Dry Fly to a friend who is a Scotch connoisseur. He enjoyed Dry Fly, as did his wife (she is not a whiskey drinker, nor does she drink whisky).  So, tastes do vary, and you may enjoy Dry Fly. But if you drop $50 for a bottle and don’t like it, don’t blame me.

Tags: Fly Fishing · Whiskey

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Planettrout // Mar 19, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Thank GOD I got sober in ’94…I don’t know what apple martinis taste like either….

    PT/TB 😛

  • 2 John LeJeune // Mar 22, 2010 at 1:17 am


    Is it a Rye or Scotch?

  • 3 WhiskeyCreek // Apr 2, 2010 at 8:11 pm


    It’s a wheat whiskey, which I think makes it like a Rye.

  • 4 shannon // Apr 7, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Man! I have to expand my horizons.

  • 5 James Mann // May 5, 2010 at 4:11 am

    I am not much of a drinker but I love the bottle design.

    The only time I drink is if I go camping and fishing and at guitar jams, although I never drink and fish, just doesn’t mix well.

    I have friends I play guitar with every couple of weeks and they all know how much I love fishing, especially fly fishing, and they talk about fishing and how they have to get out this year but in the 10 or 12 years we have been jamming I don’t think any of them have actually gone fishing.

    I know the group would love it because I have had some of the stuff they drink and I am sure nothing else could be worse. 🙂

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