I read @cascode
review and and just had to try for myself. The unique coloring, the mystery of ingredients and mostly someone’s and different. This all seems a perfect analogy to a new year. I tasted over several pours over several days. To the best I could uncover, expose and experience.
A pale green, artificial looking color similar to the color of sour apple Jolly Rancher.
If judging a nose by it’s appearance, then you would most like guess correctly the aromas. Earthy and minty. Fresh mowed lawn clippings and spearmint, basil, oregano, pine needles, fennel, thyme, oranges with cloves all awaking the nose. Cinnamon and nutmeg add a bit of earthy spiciness. This is unlike any other combined aroma I have previously nosed. Antiseptic yet captivating.
The palate is quite unique as well. It arrives viscous, oily and dense. Spiciness of white pepper is coated on the tongue from the slick fluid. From there, it turns delicately sweet with herbaceous. Take a simple, white sugar syrup and blend in thyme, basil or pesto, fennel, spearmint, rosemary, pickled ginger, cinnamon. There are other flavors that I cannot fully extract. The complexity of flavors is far beyond what the palate can isolate and detect. What could be detected feels like just a fraction of what’s there. Like and iceberg (as we all know the analogy) there is much more below the surface.
The palate remains oily and tingly with the white pepper, syrup, spearmint and pesto sauce. Fortunately this remains for an essential eternity, and rewardingly so.
Not sure what else to say. This is unique, refreshing, satisfying, cleansing, aromatic and tasty. I haven’t used that many adjectives together to describe a single spirit that I have tasted. Perfect compliment as a digestif. But just as much for the simple enjoyment. Worth the price of admission. [$56][96/100][Tasted: 12/21/22]