A real rarity, a Czech single malt which was produced at the Pradlo distillery prior to the fall of Communism, in 1989.
Whilst the name might recall the kind of heavy industry often associated with the Soviet period, it actually refers to a hammer mill that was used to process the Czech barley for this spirit.
The whisky was also matured in Czech oak, offering an authentic taste of the nation’s produce.
The spirit is very floral, with notes of honeysuckle and orange blossom, accompanied by touches of sweet plums, cinnamon, orange rind, mint, peppery spice, rhubarb, pear, banana, toasted coconut, and some slight drying oaky tannins.
A fascinating bottling, from a nation not known for its whisky production.