In the second release of the Cù Bòcan Creations series, the experiment continues where the Far East and Europe meet. Creation #2 draws attractive vanilla notes from European oak and marries them with casks of Japanese shochu (a very popular liquor made from sweet potatoes rather than rice giving it an earthier feel).
Nose – Lively yet balanced. Lashings of apples, pears and lime are in perfect harmony with hints of green tea. A mix of salt and smoke, create a sense of a beach bonfire. The emerging sweetness from the European Virgin Oak casks, is perfectly complemented, by the earthy characteristics of the Japanese shochu casks.
Taste - Multi-layered. An initial burst of sweet pastry, combined with citrus notes, creates a essence of key lime pie. The fruity flavours continue, but remain soft, with hints of kiwi and apple. The smoke brings a hint of charred meat and an overall earthy quality.
Finish - Clean and lively with fresh fruit and subtle cloves.
ABV = 46.0%