This is a single barrel selection of various blended pot still brandy across the country. Mostly from the West Coast, but also Michigan, Ohio, and New York to name a few. The age of the brandy ranges from 5 years to 15 years in this blend, with the majority in the region of 8 or 9 years in age. This blend has been in the barrel for roughly 2 years.
Nose: Freshly crushed white grapes. Pear. Grapefruit. Caramel. Vanilla.
Palate: Took me a while to figure it out, but liquid Twizzler. Hahaha. Red grape. Cherry. Nice thick mouth feel. Taste hits mostly on the back palate. Has some astringency on the back palate. Smooth for 120 proof. No burn. Thick mouthfeel.
Finish: Long! Really coats the mouth. Grape juice. Cinnamon and spice that hits the back of the throat aggressively. White grapes that stays with you for minutes afterward. Incredible!
Nose: White grape. Pear. Vanilla. Liquorice.
Palate: Dry. White grape. The vanilla and caramel are more forward on the palate than when tasted neat. Might sound strange, but pumpkin spice? Has some astringency on the back palate.
Finish: Long. Grape coats the mouth and stays. My favorite part of the pour. Begging you to go back for more.
Grade: 80 – 84 (B-) = Not-too-bad, No major flaws, worth tasting
Amazing finish and mouthfeel on this brandy. The most amazing thing with these high proof brandies was their transformation with water. Truly incredible.
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