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Stewed fruits, apples, pears, honey and leather. Some nice tobacco. Sweet and rich but ultimately, super fruity.
Medium mouth feel, mild heat. Sweet, lots of tobacco. Prominent apple, honey, caramel, pear, pepper and butter cream. Some fruity funk.
Medium length, some sulfur. No heat here. Really apple focused. I cant shake the feeling that this might be a well aged calvados or apple based spirit.
Kavalan unsurprisingly continues to be more about the finish than the base spirits. That said, it's good stuff in this particular release.