Thomas S. Moore
Port Finished Bourbon
Peggy Noe Stevens
Nose: Delightful raisin and prune nose with a yeasty white biscuit and blackberry jam. Candy corn and honey. Coconut crème pie.
Palate: Dark chocolate and dried fruits. Coconut and warm brown sugar that lifts almost to molasses.
Finish: Silky texture and glides back to those jammy blackberry and raisin notes yet leaves room for a beautiful spice finish or ginger.
Comments: Fruit filled, but never leaves you hanging on where the spice and oak enter.
Nose: Sweet, dark fruit pops out immediately, like stewed plums. Followed by light brown sugar and allspice. It then sharpens a bit into newly sawn oak.
Palate: Fruit and caramel explode. Then nutmeg, allspice, and citrus grains.
Finish: Good balance of fruit, caramel, spice, and oak. Fruit crossed the finish first.
Comments: Just enough fruit to provide an excellent base to an Old Fashioned. Garnish with an orange peel and skip the cherry.