It manages to be both delicate and punchy. This is the perfect autumnal dram that takes you through myriad fruits into those warming notes.
Gold Spot Single Pot Still
No age statement
Republic of Ireland
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Lovely orchard fruit notes, with slices of green apple stewed in cinnamon and honey. A hint of pear drop and scraped-out vanilla pod.
Palate: Orchard fruit notes are still there, but moving into rich red berries, again stewed in cinnamon. Toasted farmhouse loaf with honey.
Finish: Long lasting, with rich dark berry notes and cinnamon staying with you to the end.
Comment: It manages to be both delicate and punchy. This is the perfect autumnal dram that takes you through myriad fruits into those warming notes.
Nose: Dried figs, prunes, and apricots. Fruit cake packed with cherries and raisins, with candied orange and fondant icing. Cinnamon and nutmeg through hot, foamed milk.
Palate: Medium-full, with some heat. The fruit cake element is upfront – raisins and tea cake. Some sweet black tea with lots of blossom honey. Honey-coated granola, with dried apple and orange pieces. Candied pecan, too. Lots of Christmas cake spices, especially cinnamon.
Finish: Long, on the sweet fried fruits.
Comment: A big and bold pot still.
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