Distiller: Hammer Head
Region: Czech Republic
Type: Single Malt
Created right before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hammer Head is the only malt produced in Bohemia. Re-discovered casually just over a year ago by the new owners, it was made from a local barley and aged exclusively in Czech durmast barrels. From the tasting point of view, exhales from its fragility and young expression an atmosphere full of romanticism.
• Color: rich gold.
• Fragrance: tight and still. At the beginning it is extremely herbaceous (green malt, grass, cut hay, sage and fresh tobacco) and flowery (peony, honeysuckle) then goes to almonds, plum marmalade and gooseberry. Precisely it evokes burlat cherries.
• The taste is strong, full of force, with suggestions more than claims. Fruits, flowers and medicinal herbs are more pronounced. The string holding those notes is very thin. Nevertheless it gains in certainty and becomes oilier. Eventually looks like a spirit just released from the pot.
• Aftertaste: diaphanous, like without gravity, still very present. It cover the palate of fresh mint and coriander. Final with bitterness taste of herbs, and marines scents, more precisely aquatic (water lily).