Distiller: Castle & Key
Bottler: Brand: Castle & Key
ABV: 51.5% ABV
Nose: Sweet juniper, honey and loads of cinnamon. Pine, faint sap, pepper.
Taste: Thick mouth feel with a syrupy structure. Heat very nicely in check. Lots of cinnamon here, pine and juniper in the back ground with some anise and pepper.
Finish: Long, but the cinnamon takes over the show here. Heat is still very well behaved, but it’s hard to hear over the cinnamon here.
Overall: I like this, as it exhibits some great character but the dominance of the cinnamon character is a bit disappointing. For a fall drink, this drinks more like a winter ensamble, in my opinion. That said, it’s still solid. If we’re being choosy, though, I’m all in on the Restoration London Dry, and a whole lot of it.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect