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Pursuit Series Episode 025

  • Distiller:

    Finger Lakes Distilling

  • Bottler:

    Pursuit Series

  • ABV:


  • Age:

    4 Years

  • Intro:

    This bottling is an independent bottling of 5yr spirit from Finger Lakes Distilling done by Pursuit Spirits. I've had a little from Finger Lakes so far, and I've thought they are making excellent progress for a new operation, so I'm really looking forward to diving in a giving this release a review. Let's get to it.

  • Nose:

    Whoah - tons going on here. Lots of apple, pear, jalapeƱo, pepper, a pretty hefty hit of ethanol, some cocoa.

  • Taste:

    Sweet and spicy initially. Thin on the palate and a really quite a bit hot, but loaded with pepper, honey, pear and apple and caramel. Like a peppery caramel apple.

  • Finish:

    Short, a bit hot, and loaded with pepper, some vegetation, apples, pears, caramel with a hint of cocoa.

  • Overall:

    While not showing blatant youth, this hot barrel truly is reminiscent of some pepper and cocoa. I like it, but it needs some time to deal with that aggressive ethanol before it can really climb higher. I'm watching Finger Lakes closely as I've had a lot of good stuff from them, some even great, despite the age on most of their barrels, and I think the potential is there. Next couple years should be exciting as they really grow into their distillate.

  • Score:


  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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