Conviction Small Batch Bourbon
Southern Grace Distilleries Inc
Peggy Noe Stevens – 8.5
Nose: Banana and fruit compote. Sweet wood shavings. Pecan and melted marshmallow nougat. Aromatic cayenne speaks softly.
Palate: Edgy floral notes intertwined with a bit of piquant. Heath candy bar and spice in a tasty interplay.
Finish: Pleasant and filling on the tongue. Sweet-heat and fruit that holds with each sip.
Comments: Playful caliante with the cayenne shadow and I dig it.
Susan Reigler – 8.0
Nose: Faint pine resin. A suggestion of overripe fruit and hothouse flowers as well.
Palate: Caramel, ripe apple, and some cinnamon appear in front of sweet oak and leather notes.
Finish: Sweet, burnt caramel lingers as intermittent flashes of pepper appear before it fads to sweet oak.
Comments: It is always intriguing when the nose and the palate are so different. Would be worth having on the shelf just to have an example of this style.