Very Rare, 23 Years Old

ABV 50%
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Brand: Rittenhouse
Expression: Very Rare, 23 Years Old
Type: USA Whisky /
Age: 23 years old
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 69
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Lifted,clean,intense. Oils,dried cranberry,custard then fragrant spices,candy. Water adds a teasingacidity and touches of maraschino.
Palate: Good grip,balanced by huge flavour impact:orange bitters opening into roses,polished oak, camphor.Tannins suggest age. Great balance. Complex.
Finish: Dusty rye. Intense and long. Sweet oak.
Comment: Fantastic balance. Highest recommendation.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: A strong varnish note quite aggressive for the nostrils at start. That sharp bite gives way to a pleasant fruitand spices display. Then a sweet vanilla and caramel cream covers the fruit. Quite complex.
Palate: Wood tends to show up but fruit resist,supported by a definite floral invasion. Elderberry wine.
Finish: Dry,oaky. Licoriced comeback.
Comment: Just of the edge of too much wood. Age weighs. But the complexity of the nose keeps the profile high.
Visit the distillery
Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc Distillery, 1064 Loretto Road, Bardstown, KY, USA
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