Pure pot still – cask 448 – 46%
My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Medium amber
Nose: Gooseberries, liquorice, orange zest, breakfast cereals, hints of mint and rubber.
Palate: Starts off with a peculiar somewhat farmy taste, soon sweet caramel takes overhand joined by apricots, orange zest and mixed spices .
Finish: Medium long, sweet, spicy and slightly fruity.
Overall: Some aspects of this rye are really nice but there are a few aromas on nose and palate that lessen the joy to some extent.
Rating: 78/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012, re-tasted for notes.