Replay: Terroir in Whiskey
Many people believe that wine shows terroir (the impact of a local environment on the finished product) but that whiskey and other spirits do not. Since they usually employ commodity crops, are processed via distillation, and are often aged. Many distillers beg to differ, and some are putting in the work to prove it. In this chat, we’ll explore the notion of terroir in whiskey; where it can be expressed and where it really doesn’t show. Do we find it in the field, the distillery, or the rickhouse? Rob Arnold, Master Distiller, wrote “The Terroir of Whiskey: A Distiller’s Journey Into the Flavor of Place,” will lead this conversation. Special Guest included Head Distiller from Texas based Balcones Distillery, Jared Himstedt, to share his knowledge on Terroir.
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