Defiant Single Malt is produced by the Blue Ridge Distilling Co, located in Bostic, NC. The founder and the owner of the Blue Ridge Co is Tim Ferris, professional salvage marine diver, his crew the Defiant Marine was enlisted to help clean up New York after the hurricane Sandy.
Defiant Single Malt is produced is very small quantities using cultured yeast, selected by Tim, two-row premium brewers barley, pure water from Blue Ridge Mountains, and new American oak toasted to perfection. There is no age statement on the bottle, but it is irrelevant, as this whisky is all about maturity and complexity of taste rather than age statement, bottled at 41% alc/vol.
NOSE: Grainy cereal, floral, vanilla, butterscotch.
PALATE: Malt, vanilla, caramel, honeyed fruit.
FINISH: Medium to short, drying.
Final note: It is a young whisky, but showing a lot of maturity and complexity, and providing quite a different malt experience, very enjoyable!