ASW Fiddler Unison and all of ASW's products have become something close to my heart because they are a product of Atlanta, Georgia, my current hometown of 30+ years. The unison nose is a very mild and pleasant traditional caramel aroma. After some time in the glass, a mild rye spice reveals itself on the nose. After taking a couple of sips, rye and baking spice become dominant on the nose, but neither is very strong. The nose is a tempered and welcoming experience.
On the palate, I get some traditional Bourbon caramel/toffee flavors along with a bit of rye jolt. Mild oak. It is very light, with not much viscosity. Again, everything on the palate is so smooth, which is good and bad. I want more character in the flavor, but ASW Fiddler Unison is still a better experience than I anticipated.
Unison combines two different mash bills; one of high-wheat and the other of high-malt.
- High-wheat portion: 51% corn, 45% wheat, 4% malted barley
- High-malt portion: 55% corn, 45% malts of rye, wheat, oats, and barley
The finish lingers with a nice oaky and rye kick of medium length.