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Jersey Spirits Wildwoods Applewood Smoked, 42.5%

Price: $52/375mL Issue: Spring 2022 Reviewer: Shane English




Baked apples and caramel candies float above a dark, almost burnt smokiness on the nose. The autumnal aromas take the lead while maple sugar, vanilla cream, and sweet malt sing backup. On the palate, caramel apples, mint ice cream, and a prominent maltiness shine through, backed with some new oak, raspberry syrup, and a breakfast-cereal graininess. The lengthy finish delivers grilled apples, cinnamon spice, and a whisper of char.