Distillery: Rock Town
Distilled: by Grandaddy who doesn’t say when
Strength: 20% vol (40 proof)
Price: expect to pay around £20
Additional: had distilled from Arkansas corn in a copper pot still then blended with all nature apple and other spices including caramel colouring
You can have this straight but believe me all you’ll be tasting for the rest of the day is cinnamon. Instead put aside the Glencairn glass and reach for that rarely used tumbler – you know the one you’ll see in all the Haig Club commercials – now is its moment.
Put some ice in and then pour some apple pie. I’d leave it a little while to acclimatise and dilute. Another option if you have some Prosecco (that leans towards apples in its characteristics) then add a little of this spirit to a glass of fizz and it’s a lovely harmony that develops.
Nose: cinnamon, pastry, baked apple pie!
Taste: more fresh apples and a lingering finish (depending on how you serve it) of cinnamon
Certainly not for everyone but I’d rather drink this than gin any day of the week.