Tasting notes by Julia Nourney, Germany, international spirits judge
Belgrove White Rye 40% abv
Nose- Grainey, dried fruit, spicey—very typical
Taste- Peppery, slightly smokey (surprisingly)Dried mango,
dried berries, dough, creamy mouthfeel
Molasses in the aftertaste
Great taste! Stunning!
Could expect an even better taste with a bit of wood
Barrel aged Rye, 8 months 50 litre barrel 57% abv
Nose- ripe apple, toffee, crème brulee, bitter orange peel
Taste- Bitter grapefruit, nougat, creamy, toffee, hazelnut,
dried plum, slightly spicey
With water it develops more creamy, nutty, nougat, more spicey, lots of dried fruit
Recommendation: Transfer for the last ageing period to a more or less neutral cask. For ageing and oxidation.