Score: 7.1 / 10
Distillery: Molson Coors Beverage Company
Type: American Blended Whiskey
Five Trail is the first whiskey brought to market by the Molson Coors company. If your thinking watery beer. Correct. All in the same. Adding to the intrigue, this is actually a collaboration with our friends Bardstown Bourbon Company. We have been a big fans of their Fusion and Discovery series (along with other experimental stuff).
It’s called Five Trail because, “It’s made from a blend of Colorado single-malt whiskey and three bourbons, cut to proof with Rocky Mountain water.” As for the Colorado Single Malt? My guess is Stranahan’s???
Nose: Ethanol, damp hay, barley, vanilla extract, black pepper
Palate: Mouthfeel is very watery. Light vanilla extract and stone fruit upfront followed by a spicy cinnamon pepper on the back end. Hidden deep in the glass there's a touch of cherry that pops up before the back end ramps up with heat. All the salient flavors seem muted on this pour and nothing really stands out - somehow the viscosity remains watery throughout.
Finish: Mildly tannic, short and disappears quickly. There's a touch of rasin/plum with barley and an astringent rye note.
S+ Sensational - The Pinnacle (9.5+)
A - AXEceptional (astounding) (9-9.5)
B - bravo (step aBove average) (8-8.9)
C - competent (7-7.9)
D - disappointing (6-6.9)
F - flush it down the toilet (fail) (5.9 below)
Availability? Common. Mostly because I'm very skeptical that it is a hot seller. You should be able to snag this without much issue.