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This is our first exclusive cask of 100% rye whisky, as well as our first ever exclusive cask of whisky from the Netherlands. This 100% rye whisky is made from a mash of 50% malted and 50% unmalted rye grain. The rye grain was milled in Dutch windmills, distilled in a pot still and matured in a single virgin American oak cask, bottled at 53.2%. Only 144 bottles!
Andrew's Tasting Note
Nose: sweet, creamy and honeyed with fresh Jujubes and dill pickle juice; some orange sherbet and vanilla icing sugars; toasted oak and firm spices; doughy and fresh with a hint of liquorice.
Palate: big, round and earthy; perfumed and oily; more liquorice and assorted fresh Jujubes; tangy citrus meets spicy-oily rye tones; juicy and toasty with Demerara sugars.
Finish: big, rich, bold and lasting; fruits, liquorice and spices linger through a long creamy finish.
Comment: the virgin oak has leant this whisky and maturity and richness beyond its years, also a silky backbone which tames the bold 100 rye spirit.
Evan's Tasting Note
Nose: Doughy and spicy. Mint, lime jujubes, cloves, rye spices, blackberries, damp earth and leaves in the fall, dark chocolate, espresso, chai plus many different wood notes including oak, pine, juniper maple and cedar.
Palate: Rye bread, pumpernickel, hints of blackstrap molasses, mint, blackberry compote, cherries, black liquorice, wood spices, coffee, nutmeg and a hint of maple syrup.
Finish: Spicy, rich, warm and inviting.
Comments: This is all over the map with sweet, spicy, oily, drying and cooling notes all intermingling. Not quite as thick and syrupy as the Millstone 100 Rye but it shows more spiciness and mint notes.
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