Dark Horse

Dark Horse

Renunion Rye

ABV 44.5%

I found this slightly strange but I like it.

Annabel Meikle


Dark Horse


Renunion Rye




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Tasting Notes

Annabel Meikle


Nose: Rusty copper and roasting tins, but this wears off. Espresso and orange lollipops. Turkish Delight flavoured with pear and apple. Melted lolly with water, unsurprisingly.

Palate: Minted toffee like humbugs, then a little lavender and clove. Spiced orange and ginger tea with a cinnamon stick infused in it.

Finish: Warming spice followed by cooling menthol.

Comment: I found this slightly strange but I like it.

Score: 7.9

Chris Goodrum


Nose: More polished and less visceral than the Reserve Bourbon but it still has plenty of youthful, herbal rye and sweet oak. Hints of baked apple, orange, sweet liquorice and cigar smoke.

Palate: Like the nose it is polished and opens with plenty of sweet oak. The herbal rye is a little buried but the spice begins to build well towards the middle. Quite juicy with hints of citrus and liquorice.

Finish: Long and herbal with a pure vanilla pod sweetness.

Comment: Very enjoyable but just lacks the raw intensity of the Reserve Bourbon.

Score: 8.1

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