Braunstein Library Collection 13-2, 46%

Price: $147 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

The Braunstein craft distillery and brewery lies southwest of Copenhagen at Køge Harbor. This one uses barley peated to a phenolic content of 60 ppm and boy, do you know it! Any balance of character is resoundingly bested by acrid aromas of charcoal sticks, sooty fireplaces, and blackened toast. The oily mouthfeel oozes cherry soda, bubblegum, maraschino, Ama'r Stang, and Band-Aids, with chicory on the finish. This needs better balance; at present, it's like a pyroclastic cloud erupting from the glass.795kr