Review #1511 – Milk and Honey 2yr Single Cask Nation 2017 Jamaican Rum Barrel #0185

The Schtick: This is an interesting bottling – featuring distillate from Milk and Honey Distillery in Israel. This is two years old and matured in a first fill Jamaican rum cask. Bottled at cask strength with no coloring or filtering, let’s give it a go.

Review #1511 | World Review #52

Distiller: MIlk and Honey

Bottler: Single Cask Nation

Brand: Single Cask Nation

Selection: N/A

ABV: 61.3% ABV

Age: 2 Years


Nose: Ethanol, buttered biscuits, light and bready. Not a ton of character. Nice waxy fruits. This reminds me of a bonkers young Clynelish or Glenturret.

Taste: Thick mouth feel – prominent syrupy component. Lordie, though, it’s hot. Powerful but oh so hot. Honey, toffee, plum, light molasses, sour apple, rotting pear, musty fruit. Faint waxy varnish note, lots of ethanol.

Finish: Long, but hot and musty. Apples, pears, faint musty fig. Waxy fruit continues, much like Dole fruit syrup. That said, it’s bonkers hot.

Overall: The potential is there. This has the stuff it takes to be super good, but it needs more time. The only flaw I can indict is the punishing heat, and that can be solved with time. Move my mark from the doubter column to “watching with great interest”.

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Rank: 5


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Decoded:

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


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