Art of the Spirits
Madeira Cask Finished for 11 Months
"Final Run" by Artist David Uhl
Single Barrel selected by Goody Goody
Aged 6 Years
Produced and Bottled by Art of the Spirits
Mash Bill: 75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barley
Poured Neat in a Glencairn Glass
Nose: Dark Fruits, Orange Zest, Oak, Toasted Caramel
Palate: Strawberries, Dark Fruits, Cream, Tobacco, Leather, Orange Zest
Finish: Long and Lasting Linger, Slightly Dry, Warm
Overall: I was drawn in by the artwork by David Uhl and the Wilderness Trail style bottle, but I'm staying for the exceptional flavor. The Madeira Cask Finish brings quite a bit of fruit and character to an otherwise bold expression. The collaboration is enjoyable. A slightly dry tone on the finish is the only setback in my opinion, but that is quickly forgotten with each sip thereafter.
A great big thank you to my friend, Jules Budd, for allowing me to take this bottle home to try and to critique. This is a brand I've yet to try until now. This will not be the last either.
Library Rating: 8.1 / 10