Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky differently from me.
On Sunday 18th November we started Series 5 of #BlindTasting. If you’ve not heard of the #BlindTasting’s then you can get the low-down HERE along with details of previous series and all the samples we’ve had so far on Malt Musing’s website.
The fifth blind whisky sample in Series 5 was from Brian (@MaltMusings) as Alistair hasn’t managed to get his samples out in time for the start of Series 5 we had to rearrange the order a little. This offering from Brian turned out to be Re:Find Rye Whiskey. My full tasting notes are below:
Sweet, maple syrup note and some vanilla and fudge. Oak and a slight hint of spice underneath. With a drop of water a slight chocolate note comes out.
Sweet and spicy then fruity. Thick and mouthcoating with a chilli spice that takes over your whole mouth. Dried fruits come through along with the fudge note from the nose.
Very drying, chocolate note, maybe a slight nuttiness to it as well. Later a fruity notes comes out – raisins or grapes maybe?
This was my favourite sample of Series 5, part 1 of #BlindTasting. Loads of flavour and a massive 121.7° proof or 60.85% abv. This isn’t one you’re going to find at your local off-license though as Brian had to go all the way to the good old US of A to pick up a bottle! After to trying this I definitely need to try more rye whiskey.
Taken from the Re:Find Distillery website:
RE:FIND RYE WHISKEY
Re:Find Distillery is committed to crafting our whiskey locally from start to finish. We collaborate with artisanal California craft brewers to obtain a non-hopped wort from a proprietary mash bill consisting of rye, wheat, and barley. We then ferment, distill, age, and bottle the whiskey at our distillery in Paso Robles, California. It is aged for 12-36 months in 10 or 15 gallon barrels giving us total control over the flavor profile which results in a memorable, well-balanced whiskey.
“It’s a rare find, but if you’re able to get your hands on a bottle… you won’t be disappointed.” – The Whiskey Wash