Rock Town Apple Pie Arkansas Lightning75cl / 20%
A truly delicious whiskey based liqueur from Rock Town. This blends their unaged 'Arkansas Lightning' with natural apple juice, cinnamon and apple spices. Something that has been made illicitly throughout Arkansas for generations, hence the strapline 'just like granddaddy used to make' on the label.
Rock Town Apple Pie Arkansas Lightning Reviews
Tasting Notes by Rocky
Nose: It lives up to its name; it smells like apple pie itself. Overtly appley with sweet cinnamon mixed in.
Palate: The apple is prominent at first sip with the cinnamon slowly building.
Finish: Very long. It turns full circle, with the apple disappearing, leaving a delightful cinnamon spiciness.
Comment: One of my all-time favourite liqueurs, it’s up there with the legendary Berentzen Apfelkorn, but with the cinnamon adding an extra layer. There’s a range of flavours with my second choice the Peach, which just has the fruit and no spiciness, so it’s remarkably easy to drink.
Serving suggestion: When the weather warms up, chill and add 25ml into a pint (or a half for extra-intense spice) of cider – a perfect summer refresher. Or until those few warm days come, add 25ml and the pint of cider to a pan and heat for five minutes and you have a deliciously fruity mulled cider.