ASW Distillery, Atlanta
Available in 750-ml bottles at ASW and metro Atlanta package stores
Part of ASW’s Ameireaganach Series of single malts, Maris Otter was distilled in a traditional copper pot still with Maris Otter malt procured from Monday Night Brewing. Traditionally a prized ingredient for brewing British ales, Maris Otter has been a favorite of ASW head distiller Justin Manglitz, who loved to use it during the near-decade he owned a homebrew supply shop in Athens, GA.
Aged in a combination of new, char 3 and 4, 53-gallon American white oak casks, the result of Manglitz’s Maris Otter passion is a single malt iteration that's drinks a bit like a bourbon. But beyond some fruity aromas and flavors, there’s a unique rich, slightly nutty presence on the palate, and a smooth, lingering sweetness in the finish.
On a cold fall night, Maris Otter would make a fine fireside companion with dark chocolate toffee or buttery Scottish shortbread.
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