How do you make great Irish-style whiskey in Minnesota? You hire Master Distiller Brian Nation away from Midleton Distillery in Ireland. We selected this stunning stout-finished beauty to bear our name. It's complex yet nicely balanced. The entry is all classic Irish whiskey flavors: malty, biscuity and spicy. The mid-palate and finish is where you can really taste the stout barrel influence. Chocolate, vanilla, and baking spice flavors saturate the palate with a finish that is long and warming. Surdyk's Barrel pick.