Black Cherry Moonshine
Copper Barrel Distillery
Peggy Noe Stevens – 7.0
Nose: Slightly medicinal and edgy. Sugar cane and grape jelly. Cassis-like.
Palate: Cherry and grape flavors abound. Grainy essence hides behind the fruit, as the sugary notes coat the tongue. Yeasty and nutty on second sip, but cherry again slides through.
Finish: Typical sugar coating on the finish with sharp notes of fruit.
Comment: Made for a sherry cordial cocktail, or punchy-punch that shows off the color of the shine.
Susan Reigler – 7.0
Nose: A rather curious savory nose, more like bouillon. The slight reddish hue means it has been flavored. Could it be with meat?
Palate: No. It’s cherry. It’s sugar and fruit all the way. No complexity, but that’s not surprising given the style.
Finish: Mercifully short. It isn’t cloying and there’s a little lingering warmth. But, it isn’t hot.
Comment: Given time the fruit is apparent on the nose. There might be some interesting summer cocktail possibilities with this.