Located in the Central Highlands, she is alphabetically the first distillery. On this most highly important fact, let’s start the tasting of this old reduced version…
Nose : We immediately start with honey, caramelized malt followed by brown sugar and grape juice. The alcohol is way too present but we still get to mark out the scents. The aromatic melt seems quite balanced and promising with the arrival of dust, aniseed and green vegetables notes (peas). We can also perceive some hot metal. The whole holds itself but, with the opening, we feel some disturbing elements making this nose a little flat.
Mouth : We do find the honey and the caramelized malt on the start, then come banana, brown sugar and lemon. The whole thing gets its strength from this “desert” aspect but the mouth is alcoholic and it breaks all the gourmet dynamic. It also lacks some ardor which would give it a real expressiveness. The second part of the mouth lingers on vegetal notes (green wood) and white cheap rum. There is also a good dose of lemon, spices (cinnamon) and milk chocolate.
Finish : It lacks presence with an unpleasant persistence, filled with ethanol, lemony and vegetal. We lost all sweetness and stay on a bitterness which doesn’t hide itself.