The nose promised Narnia, but the palate takes you to frying bacon outside Tom Sawyer’s tent.
Chestnut Cask finish
No age statement
Year of Bottling
Republic of Ireland
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Nose: oak and antique wardrobes. Heavy woolly coats. Then it's malty and the nuts return. Walnuts coated in dark chocolate.
Palate: Nutty edges keep going, roast chilli spices, then smoked chicken and bacon. Water eases the spice.
Finish: Heat remains. Water gives the sweetness of some dark chocolate.
Comment: The nose promised Narnia, but the palate takes you to frying bacon outside Tom Sawyer’s tent.
Nose: Black treacle and dark muscovado sugar, a hint of kipper smoke and toasted oats. Pastrami and elastic bands followed by the smell of petrichor moments before a thunderstorm breaks.
Palate: Much sweeter on the palate than the nose suggests: golden syrup, gingerbread men, ground ginger and nutmeg spice and then raisins. Very smooth for the ABV.
Finish: Long and sweet with ginger spice prickle.
Comment: Gingerbread in a bottle. Lovely.
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