experiment by cutting the spirit to 46% before putting it to sleep in a virgin
oak cask. Good stuff and still available.
It is immediately clear that rye is the main component and that it
matured on virgin oak. Main component, what am I saying? This is 100% rye! It
is feisty, spicy and herbal. Cumin, camphor, pepper and nutmeg, freshly sawn
planks and some toasted brown bread. A bit of vanilla, hints of nuts and
butterscotch and a floral touch. The nuts evolve towards marzipan. Quite
The body is a bit syrupy and a lot sweeter than the nose promised. Yes,
vanilla, cherries, mint, oranges, baked apples and a truckload of caramel make
it sweet indeed, while pepper and nutmeg take care of the spicy side. A good
continuation of the nose.
Oh, yeah, in the medium long finish I suddenly get raspberries and