Pine notes leap from the liquid when poured. Heavy doses of juniper immediately evident. The juniper top notes dissipate and you’re still left with a robust pine-forward juniper, with hints of pine blossom and dried fir needles.
On the palate you will immediately notice the viscosity of the spirit. It is luscious and surprisingly robust. You don’t often get the enhanced richness of a liqueur with the warmth from a 90 proof spirit.
Early, pine and grass notes at the tip of the tongue. There’s a touch of real wildflower honey flavor with green leafiness on the mid-palate. The warmth simmers all across the palate while darker, more resiny juniper blooms. The finish is quite long, very warm with a pleasant richness still left on the tongue. Barr Hill’s juniper burns out very very slowly. It holds on to the warmth and recedes after an exceptionally long time, even over a minute.