Highland Rye, Cask No's: 3, 4, 13, 14

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 167
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Brand: Arbikie
Expression: Highland Rye, Cask No's: 3, 4, 13, 14
Type: Scotland Whisky / Grain
Age: 4 years old
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 167
Tasting notes
Taster   Becky Paskin
Nose: Pow! That’s a spicy dram. Let it settle though, for aromas of warm, toasted and buttered rye bread, menthol liquorice blackcurrants and smoky black cardamom.
Palate: Juicy blackcurrants and blackberries, liquorice twists and menthol. Surprisingly soft, fruity and juicy with a comforting rye spice.
Finish: Slightly dry. Some blackcurrant cough sweets.
Comment: Delightful. A much-needed hug in a glass.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: As warm and inviting as a blanket straight from the tumble drier. Plenty of spice, cinnamon, cumin and a little powdered chilli. Smoked vanilla pods and herb scented salt.
Palate: Those spices continue to warm up, peppermint and cherry cordial notes. Slowly things become fruity, with tinned peaches, dried apricots.
Finish: Warming and lasting, all that fruit gives it a real sweet edge that lingers.
Comment: Wonderful stuff, soothing and calming. One to take to the end of the garden and contemplate life.
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