The genetic origin of Oats in its wild ancestral form can be traced back to the Fertile Crescent, the same region where the Assyrian empire dominated rule.
Ashurnasirpal II and his son Shalmaneser III were ruthless military conquerors who became infamous for their treatments of conquered cities. Burning, Decapitating, Flaying their enemies alive and nailing their skin to the city walls were their preferred methods. The rebelling city of Ki-ka and their leader suffered one of the most merciless displays of such cruelty. After making the leader (Ahuni, son of Adini) watch the decapitation of all his soldiers, he was Flayed alive, then his skin pinned to the city wall before they proceeded to set the city ablaze with the women and children inside.
“300 of their warriors I cut down with the sword. A pillar (tower) of heads I erected in front of the city.
…His cities I destroyed, I devastated, I burned with fire”
Nectarous citrus aromatics of ripe tropical fruits, marmalade and sweetgrass. A massive base of Oat varietals provide the foundation of mouthfeel for tangerine, sugared grapefruit, sweet tarts and tangelo.
Pairs well with:
Aversions Crown – Earth Sterilizer
Thank you to the University of Chicago for making vital source material available:
Ancient Records of Assyria and Babylonia – Historical Records Volume I Published Nov 1926