The Schtick: This is a somewhat cryptic Apple Brandy produced by Carolina Distillers, yielding a cask chosen by Julio’s Loch & Key in MA. This was tasted blind, and upon givng my notes, I was given the reveal. Let’s see how it is.
Distiller: Carolina Distillery
Bottler: Carolina Distiller
Brand: Carolina Distillery
Selection: Loch & Key
ABV: 44.5% ABV
Nose: Hot buttered rum, toffee, fresh pralines, toffee. I said toffee twice and I know it. Super sweet, all in the oak, molasses, maple syrup and toffee manner. Lots of pralines as well.
Taste: Really sweet again. Root beer barrels meets cocoa meets Werthers caramel candies. No heat. The sweetness isn’t syrupy which is shocking to me. Mouth feel is medium-.
Finish: Short, sweet again. Loads of sweetness. Pepper, tobacco, sweet fruits and toffee.
Overall: Wild how sweet this is without it being like candy. Maybe a wine finished rum, or a rum finished something else. I don’t know what to make of it, but it’s rummy all throughout.
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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