Distilled by Finger Lakes Distilling in New York State, this episode from Pursuit Series is a single barrel bourbon and bottled at cask strength after 7 years of aging - a notable accomplishment for the relatively new craft distiller. Finger Lakes is an important component for the Pursuit Spirits gang - it's also a key ingredient in the notably successful Pursuit United bottling from the team as well.
Peaches, caramel, cream snd honey. The promise of dessert flavors from the description is certainly no joke, at least from first sniff.
Sweet, boozy, rich and dessert-y. Moderate mouthfeel, honey, caramel and a hint of apple pie. There's some youth and grain hiding in the wings, but ever just so. It's not dominant, though a touch surprising at 7 years old.
Long finish, peppery, buttery toffee and a hint of peaches. Faint grain, light tannin, some savory tobacco.
Another delightful single cask, though I've noticed Finger Lakes seemingly can't shake a touch of grain, seemingly despite the age of their distillate. Nevertheless, that component of the flavor works well with the other flavors at hand, creating a unique and inviting canvas of dessert character.