Port Cask Finish

ABV 45%
REVIEWED Issue 154
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Brand: Breckenridge
Expression: Port Cask Finish
Type: USA Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: USA / Colorado
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: A very gentle cherry menthol note at first; new oak staves give some wood tannins. Then moves into fresh pastry, marzipan and caramel toffee pieces.
Palate: Similar to the nose, gentle and very rich. Apricot juice, has a real clotted cream richness to it. A hint of sweet and sour sauce, pineapple and chilli. The heat builds throughout.
Finish: Spices start to build – that pineapple and chilli note lingers.
Comment: Gentle until that huge heat and spice layer builds up. You think it’s going to be simple but it’s anything but that.
Taster   Sam Coyne
Nose: Vegetable notes upfront, yet they give way to caramelised sweetness and pastel de nata. Bit different. Then we get a few stone fruits in there.
Palate: Follows the nose. Starts green, with herbal notes, it's more menthol than expected. Here comes the sweetness. Cooked Danish pastries, and faint hints of cinnamon spice at the back.
Finish: Fleeting. Swaps between herbal and sweet nicely.
Comment: Classy and yet still easy drinking. Well worth having a bottle around the house for nights in with friends.
Visit the distillery
Breckenridge Distillery, 1925 Airport Road, Breckenridge, CO, USA
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