Distiller: Four Pillars
Bottler: Four Pillars
Brand: Four Pillars
ABV: 41.8% ABV
Nose: Really peppery on the nose, following with some refreshing anise, some cedar, creamy sweetness and a hint of rising bread. Bay leaf is something I cant get out of my head while I smell, also.
Taste: Thin but crisp on the palate. A hint of heat, but nothing too wild. Some pepper, a big hit of juniper, then the orange, lemon, and herbal qualities take over. Bay leaf, some nice earthiness, more cedar. Really diverse, kind of like potpourri.
Finish: Short, wisps away cleanly, sort of pedestrian. Pepper, jasmine, some orange and then poof.
Overall: The nose on this is wild and fun, and the palate is nice as well but Im sort of disappointed to see the finish just up and leave with such haste. This isnt my favorite neat, I think its perfectly fine, but I bet this is better as an ingredient to really up the floral component of a component. I went ahead and tested this and found it to work really well in a gin and tonic, as well as something spritzy, combining St. Germain, soda water and a splash of lime.
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