The Schtick: “Make Mine A Double is a Double Album. Because we needed more space, and notes, to shine a light on the expansive promise of American Brandy. It’s a concept album. We think you will like it. It’s adventurous, it’s bold, and each American Brandy volume is singular and individual. The concept – take 2 individual American Brandy barrels – 1x Ex-Bourbon barrel & 1x medium-char New American oak barrel & then uniquely marry blends at different percentages and finish off in different ways to illustrate brandy’s inherent character stretch.” – Copper and Kings site. This is Volume 1. Lets see how it is. For the record, I made this instagram post when I was about half way through the bottle, which resulted in FEW spirits blocking me, so I guess we’re on the right track here.
Distiller: Copper & Kings
Bottler: Copper & Kings
ABV: 63% ABV
Nose: Honey, cocoa, almond, amaretto, rich oak, some pepper and light vanilla beam.
Taste: Thick and rich, loaded with pepper, oak and honey. Sweet toffee, amaretto, strawberry, and orange peel. The heat is here, but it pairs with a thick mouth feel.
Finish: Medium in length, very mild in heat compared to the palate. Honey, ginger, blackberry, cocoa and oak.
Overall: Really very well done. This is shockingly good, and I’m surprised how much I enjoyed this. if it weren’t on end of bin, I’d be buying the rest. Really complex.
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