Expecting originality from the original spices on the nose, it was well balanced and delivered on its promise. Enjoyable.
Black Cherry Wood
No age statement
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: One word – Christmas. Very delicate, a tad too light. Lots of allspice, frankincense, cloves, burnt apple. It’s surprisingly difficult to find the subtle sweetness among these monster houses of spice.
Palate: The return of the spice. A heavy oak and butterscotch blast followed by a powerful mouth coating marzipan, clove and ground pepper.
Finish: Short, oozing of brown sugar and caramel.
Comment: Expecting originality from the original spices on the nose, it was well balanced and delivered on its promise. Enjoyable.
Nose: Crisp corn and dusty spice with some youthful herbal but \nbitter rye and oak. With time a touch of burnt toffee and orange conserve emerges.
Palate: Opens with the burnt toffee and oily corn. Straightforward but relatively deep. However the burnt toffee is a \nlittle intrusive and over time becomes the dominating flavour.
Finish: Long with the now astringent, herbal rye battling the burnt toffee and corn for supremacy.
Comment: It appears to be a simple, inexpensive Bourbon.
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