Rye is a love or hate thing. I happen to love it. I usually prefer my ryes young, this works.
21 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: A teasing mix of sweet/sour oils. Camphor, varnish, rich oak. Hugely spicy. With water there's nuts, shaved wood and flamed orange peel.
Palate: Intensely spicy, a firm grip and mouthtightening tannins overtake surprising sweetness. Scented lemon, dried rose petal.
Finish: Long wonderfully bitter. Rye!
Comment: Rye is a love or hate thing. I happen to love it. I usually prefer my ryes young, this works.
Nose: Vibrant explosion of vanilla, turpentine, banana, pot pourri. Behind these top notes there is an autumn leaf and fermenting grass character.
Palate: Parma violets, burnt lavender, and oak.
Finish: A woody bitterness and burnt rosemary.
Comment: Way, way too much maturation for me.
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