Rabbit in the Rye
The Dampfwerk Distillery
Peggy Noe Stevens 7.5
Nose: Fragrant clove and baking spices. Blackberries and spiced baked apples. A licorice, currant, sweet sorghum and candied ginger.
Palate: Burst of cinnamon and anise on first taste. Meanders to the dark brown sugar and glaring licorice. Some herbaceous pine and smoked wood.
Finish: Lasts quite long on the licorice and spice notes. Settles to leathers and softened clove.
Comments: Like a Christmas liqueur in a bottle that has a hearty nose and taste.
Susan Reigler 7.9
Nose: Cardamom! Like walking into an Indian restaurant. You will love it or hate it.
Palate: Bearing in mind that this a liqueur, the viscosity and sweetness is certainly appropriate, though whiskey drinkers may be taken aback. The strong cardamom flavors are balanced by citrus notes.
Finish: Sweet. Aromatic spice lingers.
Comments: If you like cardamom, this will be an unusual and interesting choice for an after-dinner sip. Try with an ice cube, too.