Ultimate Beverage Challenge 89 points - Ultimate Beverage Challenge (Mar 2011)
This is a true neutral grain spirit. The nose is quiet with no alcohol aromas upfront and really no discernible smells of any kind. It's not watery or thin but presented with maybe a very slight, yet pleasant, earthy smell and gave the impression of having a firm body. Again very neutral in the mouth, with a good mouth feel and no bite and a vague hint of sweetness but so vague that it seemed to be playing hide and seek. Straight up upon swallowing it leaves a tingling sensation in the back of the throat, but again so mild that you wouldn't really call it peppery or spicy, just tingly. That tingle subsides very quickly, inducing you to repeat the experiment and enjoy the whole process over and over until you finally pour some over the rocks. It really opens up and is just a pure pleasure to sip. It's unbelievably smooth with a wonderful mouth feel and its neutrality is very inviting!