Ultimately, it was probably divergent views on the direction of the distillery that led to the break between the Walsh family and Illva Saronno. Some wanted premium, others - well, something different. You can guess three times who wanted what from the two parties.
The Busker Single Pot Still is a young brand that can make the hearts of friends of a well-tended sauna infusion beat faster with the scent pine.
While a distillery an hour's drive south of the Royal Oak Distillery can bottle whiskey that is up to four years old and does not need to hide behind older colleagues, the busker should perhaps do a few more laps in the barrel.
Warm pine resin, and quite a bit. As if you were strolling around in the midday heat in a Mediterranean pine forest. Whereby it would have to be found out that it is a pleasure stroll and not a torture route. You have to make an effort to find something else behind all this needlework. Maybe some more toffee - with the scent of pine needles. And a little chocolate - with a jam made from pine needles. And maybe a little bit of orange peel - with: exactly.
Starts soft and chocolaty and with a pleasant absence of any pine, spruce or fir needles. Instead, with a small portion of spices - those that have been on the spice rack a little longer and should have been replaced long ago. Lukewarm white coffee with cinnamon and cardamom. Vanilla aroma, fir honey (it is probably not possible on the tongue without conifers).
Doesn't stay long, I still have to tidy up in the pine forest after he's been pestered like a wild boar by the same. Toffee and chocolate.