Review #: 75
Description: Hamilton Saint Lucia Pot Still 2007
Background: This bottling from Hamilton comes from 100% Vendome Pot Still from St. Lucia Distillers and aged 7 years tropically. Some heavy stats, let’s see how it stacks up after tasting the FS2005. This is barrel #550.
Distillery – St. Lucia Distillers
Bottler – Hamilton
Brand – Hamilton
Selection – N/A
ABV – 60.4%
Age – 7 Years
Nose – Nutmeg, pumpkin spice bread, ginger bread, honey and burnt caramel show up faintly in the background
Taste – Nutmeg, gingerbread, caramel
Finish – More baking spices, molasses, ginger snap cookie, hint of oakiness
Would I buy a bottle? Yes
Thoughts: To me, this was like liquid baking spices. Nutmeg especially hit me so hard and definitively, you can see that it was the first thing I picked up throughout tasting it. While that held it back slightly from being one of those complicated balance of flavors that push a spirit into my higher echelon of complexity, it was still very enjoyable.