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This is Bohemian - Castle and Key's first on premise distilled, aged and bottled release, coming out under the Pinhook label. A blend of 100 barrels aged just shy of 3 years (2 years, 10 months to be precise) this should be a great look at the trajectory Pinhook (and Castle and Key) are following. Stock image. Let's dive in.
Sweet cream, coconut shavings, vanilla bean and fresh biscuit. Light, tropical and sweet. Nice creamy sweetness without must or youth.
Medium mouth feel, but a bit hot. Toffee, sweet cream, fresh baked bread, nice oak structure for the youth.
Long finish but much hotter here than expected. Nice oak component, lemon, creamy sweetness and some bitter oak. Tobacco, coconut shavings, bright apple and rich pepper.
This performs much better than I ever expected, in a really impressive way. From showing really abrasive youth and malt a couple years ago, this release is a much needed 180 to that and really quite pleasant to drink. I have high hopes for both Pinhook and Castle & Key here.
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