The Vault 15 Years Old Batch 2
Widow Jane Distillery
Peggy Noe Stevens
Nose: Grainy nose with sparks of baking spice and anise. Some sugared dates along with oak tannin. Butterscotch and apricot appear.
Palate: Hot sparks of the grain combination mixed with cinnamon and black pepper. Oak abounds with the tannins, not too much butterscotch left over.
Finish: Dissipates quickly leaving flares of the spices and oak to rest on the tongue.
Comments: The heat will wake you up, but if you like grain-forward flavor, be my guest.
Nose: A pinch of cardamom over ripe pears and apples. The appealing nose is anchored by a solid base of toffee and caramel.
Palate: Guessing there’s a high rye component given the presence of a distinctively herbal flavor, which plays well with the fruit.
Finish: It’s the sweet fruit and some oak that lingers on the finish.
Comments: As it sits in the glass, it keeps changing, like the patterns in a kaleidoscope. Give it some time.