ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 190
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Brand: Pōkeno
Expression: Origin
Type: New Zealand Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: New Zealand
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Bethany Whymark
Nose: Fruit forward at first: lychee, tinned pineapple and peach foam sweets. Then macadamia nuts, fresh mint and cinder toffee. Blueberry muffin with a buttery crumble topping. A little white pepper.
Palate: Light-medium. Steamed vanilla pudding and dark (almost burnt) caramel. Pineapple, sour plum, red apple, blossom honey and pumpernickel.
Finish: Short-medium, on wholewheat bread with honey and a touch more lychee.
Comment: A delightful little malt that somehow feels intriguing and comfortingly familiar at the same time.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Apricot and raspberry fromage frais. Ripe conference pear, crème brûlée, nutmeg, and prosciutto.
Palate: Light bodied. Follows the nose well. Creamy yoghurt, honey-glazed granola, and melon balls wrapped in cured ham. Elderflower cordial and vanilla ice cream. Delicate notes of Brazil nuts.
Finish: Medium-short, on rice crispy square.
Comment: Simple, refreshing and without fault. You could drink this all day.
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