ABV: 42% ABV
Nose: Cream, rich apple, some lemon and pear. Lots of juniper, nice pepper element. Sweet and fruit with a touch of botanical. The bay and some spice are right up there getting busy.
Taste: Medium mouth feel – lots of cream and confectioners sugar. Some pepper, honey, pear, lime and orange peel makes for a complex palate.
Finish: Long finish, though a little hot. Lots of pepper and juniper here with a little bit of citrus peel.
Overall: I like this quite a bit. The heat is a bit much at times, but not punishing, and it gives is a really full mouth feel. Not bad, and certainly not a major flaw, as I like the picture the botanicals are painting here greatly, but it does detract a little. In a martini or a gin and tonic though this is killer. I’m going to give it the benefit of the doubt.
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