4 and a half years now I’ve been waiting to use that. I don’t think it lands as good as I thought.
Anyway, it’s a genuine aged rye, which makes it a bit of a rarety, and 10 years is definitely longer than any other rye we’ve had, I think. I should check that before I press publish. Damnit. Here’s what we thought:
Dan – caramel, hairspray, sweet, astringent
Simon – sweet, hairspray, light caramel, spicy, perfumey
Ryan – jerky, smoked meat, wood, phenols
Alex – hairspray
Dan – fake caramel, au caramel & rubbing alcohol
Simon – quite unpleasant, tastes very rye, burn, light
Ryan – no taste, no burn, missing it, no flavour
Alex – bitterness, tangy with not much to it
Dan – more alcohol, less caramel somehow
Simon – unbalanced, woody but like particle board, fruitier
Ryan – n/a
Alex – more caramel
Alberta Springs 10y Canadian Rye Whisky – 40% 750ml – $24.45 – Alberta
Try it? No. Buy it? Pretty good in a rye & ginger.