The Whiskey Wash: North Carolina’s Chemist Spirits Offers Up A New Single Malt

Chemist Spirits, a distillery based out of Asheville, North Carolina, recently announced the release of their Founder’s Reserve Single Malt Whiskey.


Crafted in partnership with Riverbend Malt House, the spirit is aged in charred American Oak barrels to create what’s described as “a deep Scottish-style red ale and single malt whiskey blended to cask strength.” Official tasting notes speak of expecting “the color to be amber with copper tones. The nose will tickle and tease of toasted oak, honey, apricots and fig. A sultry dance on the tongue, flavors of dark stone fruit, Amaretto, toasted cereal, and vanilla tobacco leaf take the lead into a creamy, full-bodied and strong willed mouthfeel.”

Riverbend Malt House, for its part, is a barley malt supplier based in North Carolina that supplies local craft brewers and distillers. The company has a mission based off of supporting family farms and supporting Southern agriculture.