Dark Horse

This really is well-named in the twofold sense that (a) I hadn’t come across it before and (b) I was expecting something quite rough. What a pleasant surprise it was: it has a gorgeous “demerarary” smell that fortunately does not translate into a cloying sweetness. Moreover, it is exceedingly well-priced and I suspect were I to undertake a blind taste test, it would fare better than many a bottle at double the price (there is no correlation between price and quality in this segment of the spirits market — if you see elaborate packaging/bottle, be very wary). Here is Eric’s (aka selfbuilt) assessment of this tipple.