War 2019 4 Years Old
Peggy Noe Stevens
Nose: A combination of anise and butterscotch with apple and oak. Almost marshmallow in with graham cracker.
Palate: Butterscotch with vanilla and back to the marshmallow and granola flair. White pepper and a rye spice to elevate with the heat.
Finish: Surround sound heat of spices with cracked peppercorn and ginger. Eventually tames and to sweet wood sugar.
Comments: This would make a killer highball with that ginger heat at the end, and I would take two.
Nose: Pecan pie with a scoop of caramel ice cream. Add wild blackberries and a cream soda as a chaser.
Palate: While the pecans are still very much present, the caramel takes a step back. Berries have run away, replaced by oak.
Finish: Persistent black pepper on the tongue that doesn’t make it to the back of the throat.
Comments: A second tasting was rewarded with apples on the palate. Take your time and there may be unexpected depths.