Aqua Vitae Batch 3

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A recreation by Off The Cuffe of a 700 year old recipe for Aqua Vitae. This recipe was created by Richard De Ledrede, the Bishop of Ossory, in Kilkenny circa 1324 and is the first written record of a grain distillate in Ireland. Aqua Vitae translates from Latin as "water of life" and was first intended as an internal and topical cure all. Believed to be the first form of whiskey and the precursor to Whiskey as we know it today. This herbaceous spirit drink can be described as "Christmas in a glass". Although a fantastic straight drink, this spirit mixes brilliantly with others due to its high level of flavour and dry spicy finish.

The Facts

Off The Cuffe
Alcohol Strength
Irish Spirit
County Dublin

Tasting Notes

NoseSweet cassia bark, fennel, star anise, intermingle to the front. Fresh lemon zest & burnt orange rinds, lead to marmalade, stewed raisins, sultana sweetness. Earthy spice finishes with mace, ginger & clove warmth. 
PalatePot still spice & barley grains,coated honey & brown sugar. Ginger, clove, nutmeg & mixed peels, raisins & hazelnuts.

Layers of natural oils from the organic botanicals coat the palate releasing ginger heat across this liquid fruit cake batter layered upon green apples & cinnamon. 

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