Marlobobo Introverted Escapism (2021)
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Gin barrel-aged raspberry mead.
Ripe and juicy Glen Ample raspberries were drenched in wildflower honey and fermented slow and cool with a yeast chosen to preserve all the nuances both ingredients brought to the table. Not a droplet of water was added.
Three months later, we got our hands on a very special gin barrel we are not allowed to state the name of, and filled it to the brim with the glorious nectar above. The barrel wasn't juniper forward at all, but bursted of soft, sweet citrus fruits and floral botanicals. The product took a six-month break in this very special and fragrant gin barrel, before it was ready to come back even stronger and be released to an extroverted world.
As well as obviously bursting of fresh raspberries drenched in honey, the barrel brought it to another dimension in terms of complexity. Giving away new flavours and nuances from each and every sip. From the sweet and fruity notes of fragrant lemon verbena, citrus rinds, spruce shoots and coriander seeds. To bright notes of forest berries like lingonberries and cranberries, and flowery notes of jasmine, sage and lavender.
Take your time with this one, and savour all the different nuances!