With his Rye share of about 30%, he occupies a special position among the Irish whiskeys. On the label are called as ingredients: rye, malt and barley. Malting barley, barley 'unmalted barley' is meant to mean 'painting' - the ingredients that make up a single pot still. At least 30% malted and 30% unmalted barley must contain a SPS, plus 5% or less of other cereals, so that single pot still may be mentioned on the label. With his 30% Rye he flies out of this category, but in terms of taste he is already clearly in that direction. And that was probably also the intention, the distillery wanted to fill a whiskey, as he came before 1900 in Ireland often in the bottle (because the British Crown levied a tax on malted barley, the Irish distillery looking for an alternative and found them in unmalted barley and other crops).
And what you have with the Small Batch Rye in the jar, is quite fun, is not only whiskey historically interesting. The Rye share fits well and does not dominate, as is the case with American Ryes who have a higher Rye share. In addition, pleasant fruit notes, spice, neat finish - at the price you really can not expect more. And you can sink it in Irish Coffee - but you do not have to. ;-)
Refreshing nose with honeydew melon, green apple, green grapes. Light cereal note. Orange peel, almonds, hazelnuts. Coconut water. Milk chocolate, soft toffee. Mild seasoning with white pepper, clove powder, savory and cinnamon.
For 43% a surprisingly intense start, which starts off spicy against the fruity-fresh nose. Bring some single pot still spices: pepper, nutmeg, cloves, bay leaves, cinnamon. That's fun. Creamy mouthfeel. Slightly woody-grainy (the Rye share?). Green apple, pear nut, green grapes, melon. Sweet vanilla pudding from the bag.
Medium long and clearly dry, with attractive spiciness with honey and sweet apple in the background.