Single Cask Cherry Spirit 2003 Beacon Spirits

No, it is not a misspelling. I’m expanding the horizon again and tasting a matured cherry spirit. A cherry liqueur released by the Belgian independent bottler Beacon Spirits. I have already shared my tasting notes on some of the other bottlings from Beacon Spirits; Caol Ila 2007 8 YO, Ledaig 2007 8 YO, Speyside Finest 1975/2016 and Invergordon 1973/2016 (joint bottling with Liquid Art).

Well, today I am tasting a cherry spirit distilled in 2003 and matured for 9 years in a cask that gave 73 bottles. It is bottled at 51,9 ABV. It is available to by online for EUR 85.

The smell of sweet oak on the nose at first. Very strange. Then comes iodine and nail polish remover. Interesting nose… After tasting it, it changed completely. Suddenly there is a lot of candy. Synthetic candy; cherries to be more spesific 😉 Strange and sharp on the palate. Perfume and alcohol. It leaves the mouth feeling dry on the finish. I suppose it is the cask giving it an oaky feeling. It reminds a bit like Calvados (which is not amongst my favorite spirits).

Thanks, Bert and Patrick!

– Tone

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