Hanson of Sonoma
Double Barrel American Single Malt
Hanson of Sonoma Distillery
Style: Single Malt
Peggy Noe Stevens
Nose: Creamy vanillin and malty note. Hay and buttery honey-like aroma. Honeysuckle, then fruity citrus.
Palate: Crisp and clean with the return of vanilla and a change to golden raisin. Airy texture. Ginger and custard sweeten the pot. Buttered grits.
Finish: Fabulous burst of oak that has a cloak of tannins and earthy, herbal haze.
Comments: Displays an interesting array of flavors that are dangerously drinkable.
Nose: Cellulose adhesive tape. Apple, spearmint, and barley soup. Very herbal. Milk chocolate emerges late.
Palate: A grassy, herbal medley, like a newly mown lawn ringed with flower beds. Wears its proof lightly, both in mouthfeel and lack of heat. Some oak surfaces.
Finish: Apple noticeably lingers on the front of the tongue, rather than in the throat. Flavors fade quickly though, leaving residual warmth.
Comments: Not out of balance, but not very complex either.