Distiller: Mad River
Bottler: Mad River
Brand: Mad River
ABV: 46% ABV
Nose: Honey, hay, fresh baked bread, peach. Fragrant honey, lavendar, cardamom.
Taste: Super sweet – lots of apples, pears, peaches and blueberry. Sweet, mega fruity, and that’s almost it. Some ethanol, faint heat, light pepper. Mouthfeel is thin to medium.
Finish: Short, a bit hot, but quickly wisps away. Sweet, lots of peach, apple, pear, a honey dew note that is super unique.
Overall: This tastes young, mega fruity, sweet and fragrant. I think this may be another brandy or calvados, but it’s really pleasant. I like it a lot and can only imagine the cocktail opportunities as well. Head on the chopping block I’m going to guess this is a younger calvados, around the 7 year mark, 42% ABV. I’m prepared to be very wrong.
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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