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Distillery Bottling
Fresh American White Oak Barrels
45.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
18 Feb 2016 4:53 pm by rottendon

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€ 37.75

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Whisky Reviews for Journeyman Distillery Last Feather Rye

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.07 points

  1. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Colour: tawny
    Nose: the first sniff is quite woody, and with some glue. The second sniff as well actually - it could be a grain whiskey. Furthermore: Turkish apple tea is a spot-on description by KayMeertens, sweet candiness, and some dough.
    Taste: soapy and spicy - but it works. Candied banana, cinnamon, green apples, a slight touch of bitterness and sourness (a bit too much in my opinion), freshly chopped wood.
    Finish: fresh, the green apples got a bit older (and slightly less sour), and the bananas also got a bit older.

    The taste and finish are quite good, but the nose is too woody and glue-y for me (too grainy, too much virgin oak). All in all a pretty decent rye, but with a few off-notes.

    25-points score: Nose: 20 / Taste: 22 / Finish: 21 / Balance: 21.

    Tasted 05/03/2019 in a Journeyman Distillery line-up.

  2. Cubey666 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this Rye during an American Tasting by Whiskey4all.nl end of June 2017

    Nose: impressive nose, glue and woody. typical rhye, spicy and hay with vanilla and appels

    Taste: Sweet and layered. banana candies and a bit salty and spicy

    Finish: moderately long and quite fruity. No rough edges to be found.

    comments: the best rye I ever drank, so I bought myself a bottle of this.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Daan Tje scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A very nice rye. I even slightly prefer it over the 'Featherbone' bourbon, it's more outspoken and a bit sweeter.
    • Nose
      Vivid virgin oak. Planks, a little resin. Raspberry, Turkish apple tea, vanilla and green banana. Some drops of water make it as woody as a pallet factory, which I personally don't mind but might put some off. A little peach as well then.
    • Taste
      Spicy but sweet. Lavender (have I ever mentioned this in tasting notes before?), apple, pepper, vanilla, raspberry and banana. A bit creamier with water, and also here a little peach.
    • Finish
      Vanilla, apple, caramel, banana and raspberry. None of those mouldy notes that often remain in the finish of ryes, more like the finish of a first fill bourbon barrel aged malt.


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