By: David Othenin-Girard
K&L Staff Member
This monstrous whiskey maybe the best we've ever had from Tom and Lianne. The full rye mashbill and slow pot still distillation have produced some sort of sensory neutron bomb. The big bold nose is filled with fresh mint, dried fruit, Christmas cake and cocoa nibs. As it opens the baking spice becomes more prominent and the mint as well. It's forestry and almost piney, but not herbal to the point of being anis-like. The entry is racy and generous, with the spicy oak and powerful rye battling for dominance. The texture is unparalleled at full strength, such that it envelopes the mouth like a steal trap. It won't let go. You've just got to accept your fate. This is exactly what I imagine whisky in the old days was like. A truly unique eye opening experience. Why can't all craft whiskey be like this?