Kübler Verte Suisse Absinthe
Distiller Score 90
The aroma here isn't just anise, but dried herbs give it some complexity. There's a note of hyssop which gives off a minty aroma. Sweetness is on the low end with more of a bitter earthy and herbal finish. Definitely more complex than the Blanche version which is bottled at a lower proof. (Vintage 2014 reviewed with water/absinthe ratio at 4:1)
Reviewed by Stephanie Moreno
Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 11 Year Baijiu Style Spirit
Distiller Score 81
The nose offers cinnamon, wet, freshly-sod grass, mushy apples, and a bit of musty cardboard. The palate is somewhat thin and tight, with ginger chews, lemon pith, molasses, oak tannins, beef jerky, and towards the back, it gets a bit heady with some sharp alcohols. There's more richness on the finish, with bitter baker's chocolate and cacao nibs , allspice, and black pepper. Taste-wise it's more in the oddball whiskey family than the baijiu one, but it's certainly unique.
Reviewed by Jake Emen