Single Malt Rye Whiskey No. 1

ABV 47.8%
REVIEWED Issue 148
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Expression: Single Malt Rye Whiskey No. 1
Type: Finland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 47.8%
Country/Region: Finland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Wowsers, that’s interesting. Wholemeal crackers, toasted sourdough bread. Green olives and aubergine. Massively herbal, earthy, with sage and bay leaves. Pine needles. I’m lost in the woods.
Palate: Toasted notes, with walnuts and hazelnuts. Dark chocolate and damsons and elderberry. Wheat, light spices. Sun-dried tomatoes. Peppermint, and oak. Redcurrants.
Finish: Long, chewy, nutty and nutmeg,. The mint continues, with traces of black tea.
Comment: Completely off the radar. Massively brave character. Love it.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Creamy goat’s cheese, orange blossom water. Watermelon sour sweets, plasticine and wandering round a farmyard – hay ricks. Sweetness of buttered flapjack and rye bread.
Palate: Sweetness at first then a big hit of spicy rye pep. Juice fruit chewing gum and a little lime zest zips through.
Finish: Pretty long and rich. Oak hits first then a wave of lime chocolate sweets develops.
Comment: Seriously interesting whisky. A little left field, feels young but nothing wrong with that. Will keep you talking about it for a while.
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