3 Howls Rye Whiskey. Photography by Ari Shapiro - The Whisky Guy

The Whisky Guy Podcast – Episode #4

Welcome to Episode #4 of The Whisky Guy Podcast!

It’s Whisky Wednesday – Time for a dram!

Thanks Mike from Seattle for leaving a voicemail – Which did you enjoy for World Whisky Day?

Whisk(e)y Flavored Bacon!

The Templeton Rye Distillery in Iowa is teaming with a pig farmer and a swine diet specialist to create whisk(e)y-flavored bacon!  Read more about the Heritage Pork Project here.

Interview with Will Maschmeier, founder of 3 Howls Distillery

Will Maschmeier, Founder of the 3 Howls Distillery. Photography by Ari Shapiro - The Whisky Guy

Will Maschmeier, Founder of the 3 Howls Distillery. Photography by Ari Shapiro – The Whisky Guy

  • Has an art degree, then entered medical device sales
  • Started distilling after he was laid off in 2012
  • Took longer than expected to get product into bottles because of the uniqueness of his product
  • TTB – Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
  • More time spent in marketing than in making whisk(e)y
  • First batch of single malt, 120 gallons, sold out in 2 months
  • Makes more than whisk(e)y to diversify, but also in an effort to emulate craft brewing marketing practices
  • Believes in a mix of ‘standard’ bottlings and one-off, specialty bottlings
  • Isn’t interested in competing with older, more well established whiskies, but rather wants to make “uniquely northwest” whiskies
  • Rye has some chocolate malt
  • Hop-flavored whisk(e)y is distilled similarly to a gin with hops in a basked in the still
Annie - Will Maschmeier of 3 Howls Distillery's dog, and the inspiration of the distillery logo. Photography by Ari Shapiro - The Whisky Guy

Annie – Will Maschmeier of 3 Howls Distillery’s dog, and the inspiration of the distillery logo. Photography by Ari Shapiro – The Whisky Guy

  • Annie is Will’s dog – part of the inspiration for the 3 Howls logo
  • Hop-flavored whisk(e)y has a balance of different hops, very light color
A visit to the distillery gives you the chance to purchase both whisk(e)y and distillery clothing. Photography by Ari Shapiro - The Whisky Guy

A visit to the distillery gives you the chance to purchase both whisk(e)y and distillery clothing. Photography by Ari Shapiro – The Whisky Guy

  • Single Malt – 2 fermentations of 2 different mash bills
  • Maturation is abbreviated Solera; light refilling during maturation
  • Distillery name comes from a Scottish mythological creature – the ‘Cù Sìth’
Bottles of 3 Howls Whiskey sit in front of the stills at their distillery in Seattle, WA. Photography by Ari Shapiro - The Whisky Guy

Bottles of 3 Howls Whiskey sit in front of the stills at their distillery in Seattle, WA. Photography by Ari Shapiro – The Whisky Guy

Tasting Notes: Caol Ila 12

43%

$60

Caol Ila 12 yr Single Malt Scotch from Islay. Photography by Ari Shapiro - The Whisky Guy

Caol Ila 12 yr Single Malt Scotch from Islay. Photography by Ari Shapiro – The Whisky Guy

Appearance: Very light honey in color, oily in the glass.

Nose: Smoke, brine, candle wax, well seasoned leather, candied walnuts and grappa sweetness

Flavor: Smokey and Caramel; bounces on the tongue but no spice on the lips

Finish: Long and sharp, cracked black pepper and menthol

Diluted: Aroma goes to chewing tobacco and dry grass, but also floral and stone fruit – heather and peach pits.  Water calms the palate and rounds out the flavor

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