A. D. Laws

Secale Straight Rye Whiskey, Single Barrel Cask Strength

ABV 66%
REVIEWED Issue 135
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Brand: A. D. Laws
Expression: Secale Straight Rye Whiskey, Single Barrel Cask Strength
Type: USA Whisky / Rye
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 66%
Country/Region: USA
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Intense doesn’t do this nose justice. Huge herbal rye, smoked bacon, red wine jelly, cinnamon sticks, earth, coffee, treacle, brambly black fruit, bitter chocolate and subtle marc-like notes. Water emphasises the rye.
Palate: Young, sweet rose petal marc and redcurrant jelly to start, but the bitter wood notes and alcohol hit the palate hard. Diluted, it’s a bit homogenous.
Finish: So mouth-watering. It’s almost painful to hold it in the mouth with lingering herbal marc-like notes.
Comment: Y?oung, but entertaining.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Very dry forest floor, crunchy leaves and broken branches. Wafts of wood smoke and hay. With water, plums and vintage leather appear alongside mascherano cherries
Palate: Bitter oak is dominant here with the spirit playing the host to the oak’s dryness and astringencies. Needs lots of water to develop the vanilla and spices hidden behind.
Finish: Any rye spices are lost behind the sweet vanilla and dry oak.
Comment: Could work well in an Old Fashioned.
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