I love craft distillers. They're a rare breed that requires a combination of passion, science, art, entrepreneurship, and a little craziness. What they are about to do for the American whiskey scene is fantastic... presuming enough of these guys stay afloat long enough for it to happen.
That's why I always hesitate to post a not-great review for new craft distillers. Especially for this product, which shows a lot of promise.
Alas, it's my enjoyment of the product that's being discussed here, so... it's hard to drink a lot of.
The nose is young, thin, pine and vanilla. Hints of clove and cedar. New make scents, but not off-putting like they often can be. Palate is nice, and pretty tasty initially. It's as advertised by the nose, and the newness is present but not bad...
...until after a couple minutes. Then it's very much just a young craft sprit that's hard to drink much of, but shows great potential. Spiritous, alcoholy flavors intensify in the finish in a way that's disagreeable and hard to return to.