When the Mormon pioneers came west to the Utah territories in the 19th century, they brought with them a taste for whiskey, and a need for qualified distillers. One of the first to answer the call was an Englishman by the name of Hugh Moon, who traveled with his family to Salt Lake City to begin making whiskey for the Mormons. In honor of the first recorded distiller in Salt Lake, Dented Brick has released this high-quality, grain-to-glass whiskey bearing his name. With notes of sweet grain and rye bread, this unaged whiskey stands on its own as a testament to the pioneer spirit.
Aroma: Fresh baked bread
Palate: Sharp notes of rye and other grains, with sweet cereal notes
Finish: Lasting and unique, with more sweet grain notes on the back end
Dented Brick® Hugh Moon White Whiskey has been proudly recognized as an award-winning spirit in multiple competitions throughout the years, a testament to the exceptional flavor and quality created by our meticulous process and skilled artisans who are devoted to preserving the tradition of rum making while pushing the boundaries of this craft.
Make sure you have a clean palate (your mouth). Common palate cleansers are bread or unsalted crackers, though rinsing with room temperature water should also do the trick.
The first thing to look for when tasting a new spirit is what it looks like. Take a note of its color, is it clear or cloudy, light, golden, or dark - this can help prepare your brain for what is about to come next.
Commonly referred to as "nosing" this is where you sniff the spirit to soak in those delicious aromas. Short quick sniffs are best to capture different aromas. You have about 7 seconds before your nose gives up and stops noticing things so try and identify things quickly.
The first sip is always a bit of a shock to the tongue, so take a small sip to get the light burn out of the way so you can then focus on the flavors.
Take a second, slower sip and let the spirit float around your mouth and the vapors float into your nose to identify more aromas. Here you want to look for sweetness, bitterness, spiciness and acidity. Make a note of what you observe.
Next, take another sip and pay attention to the consistency of the spirit. Is it smooth, light, thick? Does the flavor intensify or stay the same? Compare this to what you noticed in "the view."
Swallow the spirit and pay attention to the after taste. How quickly does it fade away? Do more flavors present themselves, do other flavors disappear?