99 Points, No. 1 Spirit
Rich layers of spiced fruit aromas reveal themselves in waves; cinnamon baked plums, caramelized apple tart, and floral undertones. Concentrated flavors of mixed baking spices, peach skin, fresh tobacco, and brown sugar are luscious and ever evolving through the suede texture. A pleasure to sip.
Zesty blood orange and Caranni leather with raisins, dates and burnished oak. Aromatic and rounded with expressive wood, tar concentrate and a perfect balance of chocolate, dark vanilla honey and sugary soft spices on a long and satisfyingly chewy finish.
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97 Points, No. 18 Spirit
The captivating nose entices with black tea, dried tropical fruits, and toasted wheat. A powerhouse of flavors unfolds on the palate, featuring charred cherry wood, savory umami, ripe yellow plum, and caramelized nuts. Complex and lasting, this whiskey leaves an indelible impression.
A bright, precise nose with nuts and brown sugar notes. Silky mouthfeel with flavours of salted caramel, although palate is not overly sweet. Pleasing oak character.
A straight bourbon with balanced sweetness and oak, complemented by mild fruit notes and elegant profile. Has subtle hints honey and maple.
Deeply brooding with spicy dates, vanilla ice cream and a layered complexity of nuts, prune, figs and nutmeg. A sweet balance of unctuous manuka honey and chocolate with mellow oak on the exceptionally long and seductive finish.