Spice galore, buttery roasted fennel caramelised on the edges with garlic and herbs but at the same time caraway seeds, dill and minty aromas made this a very calm and relaxed experience. A mouthcoating dry spiciness with notes of blueberries and mulberries, a delicate hint of liquorice, sweet tobacco and well-integrated tannins. After reduction, a walk through a pine forest to a shop selling all manner of essential oils while on the palate a spiced rum and clementine baba as well as traditional boiled dandelion and burdock sweets. The mash bill for this rye whiskey consists of 95% rye and 5% malted barley, matured in a #4 char new oak barrel with #2 char heads.
Cask: First-fill American oak #4 charred barrel, #2 charred heads Age: 5 years Date distilled: June 2016 Alcohol: 55.8% USA allocation: 219 bottles