Do Good Distillery is one of my happy places in the USA. Great place, great spirits but most of all great people!! They love what they are doing, which is creating spirits that we will like. The distillery is in Modesto, 1.5 – 2 hours away from San Francisco.
The Benevolent Czar is inspired from Russian Imperial Stout type beers which were made for the royal Russian families to state their rich culture and status with the rich and bold character of the beer.
Andrew, brand ambassador of Do Good, once told me that they actually made whisky from beers they brewed!! Which makes The Benevolent Czar a former beer as all the whiskies were once they were distilled.
Brewed from pale malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt, and roasted barley, The Benevolent Czar has a wonderful malty structure. The rest is easy, they fill the heavily charred American new oak barrels and wait for 21 months for this batch.
The Benevolent Czar leaves a great feeling in my mouth. So rich, sweet but punchy. Clean but complex. Bold chocolate taste with cocoa nibs. And come on, it is a cask strength whisky!! My favourite from the family!
I definitely do believe that this whisky will evolve in the future and become a well sought one!