Stalk & Barrel is retiring the 1+11 blend and instead offering the Blue & Red Blends as the entry and midrange bottles, respectively. We really enjoyed the 1+11 originally, but anecdotes suggest it may have changed over time – I’m not sure if that’s true, but it is definitely possible. It would be hard to prove without example bottles over time. Short of buying a gas chromatograph or mass spectrometer we can’t really track an objective taste profile… obviously… since taste is subjective.
Anyway, here’s some non-objective taste profiles:
Dan – hairspray & flowers
Simon – hairspray & slight caramel
Dan – kind of sweet, very spicy cinnamon & soft caramel
Simon – sweet spice, watery, thin
Dan – short, meh
Simon – brief warmth
Dan – neat but less spice
Simon – slightly better, smoother
Dan – 5/10
Simon – 5/10
Try it? No. Buy it? Maybe for mix.