Nose: Spicy rye and Cluster hops come through, along with the juniper, but the cask maturation does its job. There are no sharp edges here. Blueberries, Jelly Babies, pepper and anise develop.
Palate: There's a chalky minerality and slightly herbal graininess, subtle coriander and eucalyptus, reminiscent of oude genever style whilst remaining quite light and nimble.
Finish: An intriguing combination of sweet genever with echoes of a hoppy beer.
Overall: We think that's a job well done NYDC and David Wondrich! Now, let's get mixing...