Distiller: Finger Lakes Distilling
Bottler: Pursuit Series
Brand: Pursuit Series
ABV: 52% ABV
Age: 5 Years
Nose: Whoah – tons going on here. Lots of apple, pear, jalapeño, pepper, a pretty hefty hit of ethanol, some cocoa.
Taste: Sweet and spicy initially. Thin on the palate and a really quite a bit hot, but loaded with pepper, honey, pear and apple and caramel. Like a peppery caramel apple.
Finish: Short, a bit hot, and loaded with pepper, some vegetation, apples, pears, caramel with a hint of cocoa.
Overall: While not showing blatant youth, this hot barrel truly is reminiscent of some pepper and cocoa. I like it, but it needs some time to deal with that aggressive ethanol before it can really climb higher. I’m watching Finger Lakes closely as I’ve had a lot of good stuff from them, some even great, despite the age on most of their barrels, and I think the potential is there. Next couple years should be exciting as they really grow into their distillate.
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0 | Unscored | New Make Spirit or Personal Selection.
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