- Brand: Limestone Branch
- ABV: 45%
Long time no see, my dear folks!
I have to confess that I have almost completely left drinking spirits: my drinking levels were getting way too high and I decided to just go for fermented booze, mainly beer and wine. But I left a door open just for Connosr and Bebercio, just in case something interesting came along: as today's example.
So I went with my 81-year-old uncle to this restaurant called Viridiana, in Madrid, whose chef, Abraham García, is about to retire (he's already 73) and is credited with bringing fusion cuisine to Spain some 40 years ago.
So as the main course my uncle had ordered a roe deer tartar, and Abraham was pairing it with this Sherry oak aged rye bourbon, and I had to taste it. Here it goes:
A very dark amber, almost orange pour, with a greenish cast to it. Aroma is intense cedarwood, dried orange, Instant Balloon (you know, that children's toy that has a very distinct smell), caramel, duct tape.
Powerful and dry onset. Very warm midpalate, leading to a firey but not smoky, very long-lasting finish, with renewed notes of orange peel, apricot, leather and vinyl. Well chosen, Mr García.