Distilled by Heaven Hill in 1993, this release is a dusty bottling of a now defunct label: Anderson Club. It's bottled at 43% ABV and brought back from Japan, and I'm stoked to be drinking it today. Let's dive in!
Heavy on cherry cola, root beer, sweet cream and caramel, light anise and everything you’d find at the soda fountain.
Odd, lovely, richness for 43% ABV, this pour is sweet, fronted with honey, cola and more cherries. Decadent, dark chocolate note, a touch of sour cocoa - like a bold, imperial stout. Creme brulee and morello cherries on the back palate.
Long finish, all cherries, cola, cocoa and root beer, all day long.
Whew, a blast from the past that’s hard not to love. The richness despite the proof is beyond satisfying, a really interesting look at past production that's frankly wonderful.