Barrell Craft Spirits Dovetail
|Region||United States, Kentucky|
|Brand||Barrell Craft Spirits|
Rose gold with highlights of worn copper. Opens with mature aromas both sweet (canelé, panna cotta, crème de noyaux) and savory (walnut oil, leather). This is followed quickly by a vast array of fruit derived both from the spirit (smoked apricot, grapefruit peel) as well as the cask treatment (sloe gin, damson jam). The aroma is high toned, pungently floral and herbaceous, with subtle, balancing pops of minerality. The palate is darker (cocoa, molasses, burnt marshmallow) and spicier (cola, nutmeg, Tellicherry peppercorn) than the nose, an effect well-complemented by the cask treatment and rendered more complex by the savory and herbaceous themes running throughout. The finish is a sweet and elegant signature of rose jelly, chestnut honey, and Pineau des Charantes that also features hazelnut, eucalyptus, and Corsican mint. With a few drops of spring water an unexpected avalanche of orange and tropical notes of watermelon, lychee and vanilla on the nose.