Limited to 1 bottle per member
The nose gave us ‘cola cubes and in a painted room’ and ‘smouldering coals in a sweat lodge hung with eucalyptus’. Time brought out sandalwood and nutmeg. The palate had amarena cherry, red cola and molasses, plus pleasant tannic tingles of polished oak, liquorice and black tea, with abundant cinnamon and clove. The reduced nose evoked a vintage automobile shop for one panellist – others reported fresh apple pie, red onion chutney, smoky bacon, rum punch and orange oil. The palate was now wonderfully tasty – fruity jam and cherry brandy, apple cider, dark chocolate, camp coffee syrup and overcooked banana from the campfire. The mashbill was 82% Arkansas corn, 9% Arkansas wheat & 9% malted barley.