Published December 14th, 2021 at 12:01 PM
Your friends at Tap List have decided to do something a little different for the upcoming holidays.
Cassie Niemeyer, our local beer enthusiast, has volunteered her palette to taste test six local whiskeys. Her challenge was to determine which whiskey is the most unique, best in a cocktail and her all around favorite.
Bottles of local whiskey make a good gift for others or yourself for the holidays. We thought we’d do the hard (wink) work and taste all of them for you.
Kansas City is deeply rooted in whiskey. Pre-prohibition, Kansas City’s J. Rieger & Co. was touted as the “largest mail-order whiskey house in the United States.” Prohibition brought that to a sudden halt.
Flash forward to 2014 and J. Rieger & Co.’s resurrection kick-started the revival of the local distillery industry. Since 2014, the Kansas City area has grown to about 10 distilleries with more on the way.
For this whiskey tasting, we chose each of these distillery’s flagship or most popular whiskeys. They’re all slightly different, some are single malt, bourbon or a blend.
Here’s a list and a small description from each of their website’s of the whiskeys featured in this episode, though not in this particular order:
Check out the attached video to see Cassie’s favorites. Happy holidays from all of us at Tap List!
Emily Woodring is a food content producer for Kansas City PBS.