An okay example of extreme oak maturation which has resulted in a rather too strong and dusty offering this time.
Thomas H. Handy
Sazerac, Straight Rye Whisky
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Chocolate truffle, nutmeg, cinnamon buns and black vanilla pods. A touch of ginger cake. Strong and heavy.
Palate: Crème brûlée topping, drying oak and a big hit of bluebird toffee. Packed full of flavour, if not a little too dry.
Finish: Long and lingering wood.
Comment: An okay example of extreme oak maturation which has resulted in a rather too strong and dusty offering this time.
Nose: Dark chocolate, cinnamon bark, toasted wood and bonfire toffee, with a touch of malt extract. Dark and then, a little bit darker. Like a tunnel.
Palate: Hot, and in need of a little water, then the liquorice notes begin to ring true, some dark leaf tobacco, cocoa powder and burnt butter.
Finish: Resonant and dry, like a powerful, heavy ring gauge after dinner cigar.
Comment: Blimey, this has an eartiness like no other. I bet it pairs superbly with the aforementioned cigar. One for the dark days of winter contemplation.
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