Subtle Spirits Quixotic Straight Rye Whiskey
Subtle Spirits is more than your traditional independent bottler. Part spirits purveyor, part alchemist. Their ideas are brought to life by original artwork produced in collaboration with artists to deliver an experience that extends beyond the glass, canvas, or mind.
Quixotic is a straight rye whiskey comprised of three barrels, all just shy of 6 years old and bottled at 101 proof. There are fruit tones like dried apricot, dried nectarine, and some un-ripe (green) wild strawberries, but they are all balanced by a plethora of savory spice aromas; cinnamon, kola nut, pink peppercorn, and vanilla bean. Together they form a sum greater than its parts. The fruit and subtle sweetness may even be enough to fool someone into thinking this was a bourbon. The oak is present, but well integrated and gives way to a very smooth and prolonged finish.