ABV: 40 %
Bottles in collection: 1
Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: Very thin and sweet. Honey, grain spirit, butterscotch and vanilla. A hint of peppermint. A feint array of rye spices comes through a long way back. It’s not very interresting and lacks any complexity.
Mouth: It starts out quite watery, but a sweetness with honey, vanilla and butterscotch builds up. There’s a spicyness on the tip of the toungue and when the flavours finally show up, the rye flavours with anis, liquorice root and a bitter bite becomes the main focus. A speck of dust gives a nudge to the 10 years spent in hibernation. The oak comes through just enough to bind it together. It builds up some richness over time.
Finish: The rye spices, anis and liquorice root, are dominating but leave room for some dusty corn notes and a hint of green apples. It leaves a dry, slightly bitter oak but it’s not very astringent. A hint of walnuts appear within the oak note. Everything is toned down and flat all the way through.
The components in this blend are aged separatly by grain type and then married together. The three type of casks used are New oak, ex-bourbon and used canadian rye whisky casks.