It may not be whisky, but it is local and it tastes great so we don’t need any other excuse to post about this spirit! It is created from apples pressed in the Malvern Hills which make Hogan’s cider (delicious by the way!) and following maturation and fermentation the cider is distilled by Adnams in their small batch copper still. The magic doesn’t end there though as the resultant spirit is matured for three years in European oak producing a lovely spicy apple based spirit drink. If we continue to get some warm evenings this will be great around the bbq! Enjoy!
Hogan’s Oak Aged Apple Spirit [40%]
A very present drink. Has more complexity in the mouth than the nose suggests and it is quite refreshing. The oak influence is delightfully balanced.
Nose: Youthful, appetizer, brown sugar, cinnamon, damp wood, all spice
Palate: Mild, shortbread, strawberry jam, lots of heat on the tongue, crumble topping, ginger and lemon zest
Finish: fades quickly leaving a pleasant sugar note