Distilarana Krucefix Tasting Notes

Posted: August 16, 2016 in Slovenia, World Whiskies & Spirits

Krucefix Whiskey 40%

Aged for between 19 months and 27 months in Alpine oak casks

Btl: Apr 2016/ Tasted: July 2016

Heavy oak aromas with taught vanillins and big, juicy, sweet malt. Lightly perfumed with a distinct herbal character and with time some sweeter oak notes appearing.

The palate is full and rounded with the soft oak and malt up first. Again the oak is a little taught and faintly astringent but the malt sweetness balances. Long and slightly mouth-watering finish with a distinct herbal character and lingering sweet oak and spice. Blind you could possibly mistake it for an American whisky.

Krucefix Slovenian Whiskey 40%

Re-Tasted: Oct 2016

Nose: Plenty of toasty but tightly grained oak. Quite ‘Bourbony’ in character with hints of sour fruit, oat flakes, treacle, dark honey, cinnamon and coriander powder.

Palate: A little lighter and fresher than the nose with herbal dark honey and almost rye-like spices. Hints of dark chocolate, dusty spice and toast oak fills out the middle.

Finish: Long and crisp although a little astringent, with a grainy bite and lingering light treacle and wood smoke.

Conclusion: Definitely interesting. I can see Bourbon fans enjoying this.

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