Bols 6 Year Corenwyn

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  1. Soba45

    Tasted
    Cascode has nailed this one in his review. Very herbal, aniseed. Wine cooler crossed with sparkling apple juice as well. I'd say not one for me but I won't rate as not an expert in this stuff. Thanks anyhow cascode!
  2. cascode

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Oak sideboards polished with beeswax ; herbal pomander ; diesel fuel ; rotting apples ; baked pears ; kerosene ; freshly scraped vanilla pods ; chinchona bark ; turpentine ; fresh thyme ; malt extract and treacle ; brass polish. With time a fine, broad array of baking spice aromas is revealed. By all the gods, that's what I call a nose! I've nosed old Trinidad rums that didn't approach this level of funk. Astonishingly, the dry-glass aroma is very similar to some bourbons but there is a top-note of herbal honey. Palate: Rich, thick and engulfing - very sweet but also spicy on the arrival with more warm baking spices and herbal oaky tones. Some licorice, anise and clove appear as it develops, along with a general medley of herbal pot-pourri. An expansive and earthy palate that never becomes at all cloying - the sweetness is perfectly balanced by woody and earthy herbal tones. Finish: Medium/short. Sweet, herbal and grassy. Very satisfying with lingering woody notes. The nose and palate of this aged corenwijn are quite distinct, but not at odds. They're like a set of twins - each with its own personality but unmistakably very similar. The nose is momentous - most unusual (particularly so for anything resembling gin) but not unlike some scotch whisky (there is a similarity to the nose of many Auchentoshan expressions) and very much like some bourbons. The palate is entrancing with each sip. It starts out sweet and benign then suddenly turns herbal, grassy and piney, but almost immediately subsides into a dreamy, warm blanket of malty richness. It takes me by surprise and delights me every time. Imagine green Chartreuse, Auchentoshan 12 and Buffalo Trace colliding head-on at full speed. That's the only way I can describe it. A wonderful spirit that is bizarrely similar in some ways to bourbon - particularly the high rye expressions. There's a common thread of herbal and licorice spice notes in both, and a quality of sweet burnt sugar and raisins - but no bourbon ever tasted quite like this. An excellent liquor - I'd encourage every serious spirits enthusiast to try it at least once, and if you do please taste it neat and give it time to reveal itself. This is absolutely not something to waste on shots or as a mixer. "Very, very good - almost excellent" : 4.25 stars
    89.99 AUD per Bottle
  3. NorthernEagle

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Jenever Gin Bar
  4. samceerocker

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  5. fweenie

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  6. Creepo

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    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  7. chunks1980

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  8. harpoyeats

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    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
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