Hotaling & Co.
Peggy Noe Stevens
Nose: Vanilla custard and banana pudding.Toffee and cocoa develop with nice fruit notes of golden apple.
Palate: Structured well with surround sound sweetness and complexity of spice and herbaceous flavors. Oak tannins give just the right earthy sensation.
Finish: A glimpse of smoke that was not detected on the palate spurring a different twist to the sweetness.
Comments: I would invite this to date a Black Manhattan as the amaro would go nicely.
Nose: Smoked brown sugar and root beer. A little milk chocolate and orange mist round.
Palate: Brown sugar becomes chewy caramel candy. Fruity applesauce with some cinnamon and citrus zest. Silky mouthfeel.
Finish: Starts with the fruit and caramel, but soon becomes nutty oak, then black pepper at the end. Pepper tingles rather than burns.
Comments: A fine sipping whiskey, but perhaps too mild mannered to hold its own in a cocktail.