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Age 6 Years
Dist 2016
Cask 1st fill barrel / #3 char level
Region Taiwan
Out-turn 208
Alc 55.8%

TITLE: Alice through the tasting glass / テイスティンググラス越しのアリス


We were surprised by the subtlety of this one. An initial nose with ethereal wafts of herbal smoke, then precise, sharp salinity and eventually sour cherries and balsamic vinegar. This evolved towards tarry rope, smoked sea salt and squid ink. Reduction brought more umami savoury vibes of black miso, soy sauce, cured game meats and pork scratchings flavour with five spice. The neat palate was initially all on sour red fruits, umami paste, fermenting soybeans, natural tar extracts, hessian and smoked olive oil. With water it became more delicate showing notes of smoked rosewater, peated gewürztraminer, dried seaweed, charred fennel, marmite and dark chocolate with sea salt.

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