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 spicy.

With water it develops more creamy, nutty, nougat, more spicy, lots of dried fruit.

Recommendation: Transfer for the last ageing period to a more or less neutral cask. For ageing and oxidation.