Double Gold Medal: 2022 (San Francisco World Spirits Competition)
Gold Medal: 2021 (ASCOT Awards)
Best Small Batch Bourbon: 2020 (L.A. Spirits Awards)
Platinum Medal: 2020 (L.A. Spirits Award)
Gold Medal 94 points: 2020 (New York International Spirits Competition)
Official tasting notes
Nose: Opens with vernal florals: apple blossom, blonde tobacco and spruce tip. These lead naturally into festival fruits: green banana, ripe pear, lychee and cherry. Prickly autumnal mulling spices and wintergreen lend complexity, as a sweet, wintery foundation is laid by pumpkin pie and coffee ice cream.
Palate: Chocolate ganache is balanced by tart white grapefruit orange bitters, mineral slate and salt, and savory dried porcini mushrooms, with a huge breadth of flavor. It’s notably spicy, showcasing ginger, cardamom, and black pepper. Cola is present with notes of rosemary, leather, and oak. Sandy tannin and heat keep the relatively sweet palate in check.
Finish: Creamy and sweet, maple cheesecake and hefeweizen start off. While gentler than the rollercoaster of a palate, there’s still plenty of complexity provided by cherry cordial, Aperol, and clove. It fades on red pepper flake and table salt.