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Charbay R5 Whiskey

Bottle image of Charbay R5 whiskey, the final lot

Whiskey Distilled From Bottle-Ready Beer

Marko perfected the art of making whiskey from bottle-ready beer.

With our 6th release, we continue as pioneers of whiskey distilled from fully brewed beer.

What to expect? A smooth, aged whiskey with inviting notes of smokey French oak, vanilla and balanced hops.

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Tasting Profile

Nose: Malted barley, toasted coconut, custard, blueberry crisp, honeysuckle, hops and graham cracker

Palate: Smokey French Oak, vanilla, malted barley and balanced hops

Finish: Long and evolving with a finely-tuned balance of whiskey and oak with hops and baking spices

Alcohol 49.5% | 99 Proof | 750ml

Charbay R5 whiskey made into a Manhattan cocktail. With a brandied cherry as garnish.

West Coast Manhattan

A unique American whiskey adds a West Coast feel to the classic Manhattan. It sums us up beautifully – traditional in our roots, innovative in our style.

Kind words from Christopher Null, Drinkhacker

Rating A- “While R5 is largely designed for sipping straight, it adds a surprising new dimension to a Manhattan cocktail.”
Bottle of R5 Whiskey on a table with honeycomb and hops in the background
Glass of Charbay R5 Whiskey with a bottle lying down in the background
Charbay alembic pot still used to make R5 whiskey with barrels in the background
Marko Karakasevic, master distiller, with barrels at the charbay distillery in the background