Kings County Distillery
Style: Single Malt
Peggy Noe Stevens 8.5
Nose: Cool pipe smoke and fresh hay. Golden apple and pear. Toasty-nutty bouquet. Coconut macaroons. Simple syrup with smoke.
Palate: Cayenne with a great cigar combo. Enjoyable grassy layer with light sage and white sugar overtones.
Finish: Distinct spice character of peppers and herbal cast that is warm and alluring.
Comments: Wrap yourself around this one, it is truly enjoyable and well done.
Susan Reigler 8.0
Nose: Subtle peat followed by peaches, vanilla and new baseball glove. Not complex, but well balanced.
Palate: Smoky like a good grilled burger with vanilla, pitted fruit, brown sugar and some cinnamon. Well balanced with the peat.
Finish: Sweet smoke persists. No trace of bitterness in the oak.
Comments: It would be very interesting to taste this youngster after more time in the barrel. The balance is very good here, but age could add some depth.