Peggy Noe Stevens
Deep brown sugar and Bing cherries. A bready cereal tone and granola mix. Some cassis layers of raisin. Touches of licorice and rich maple.
Oak rises on the first sip and butter pecan accompanies. The anise flavors continue but are captured once again by the sugary flavors.
A clever sweetness for the age, yet the finish is a bit cloying and needs to relax.
This youngster would be quite stealthy in a Sazerac.
Very grassy, like freshly cut rye. Spices tantalize. A little fruit – ripe apple, perhaps – but the herbal notes rule.
Bitter, almost sour. Lots of grass and a lot of wood. Tastes very, very young, though the color is a deep copper, almost red.
Warm, with oak and some spice staying at the back of the throat, with a little fruit, too.
Certainly displays a good deal of rye character, but it drinks very, very young. What would it be after some more time aging?