Turnstone Rye, 42%

Turnstone are colourful, chubby little wading birds that usually frequent rocky shores. I encountered them a lot when I lived by the sea.

Rye is a grain which can be distilled into whiskey usually associated with rich dry spices on tasting. I can’t get enough of rye whiskey.

Dancing Cows is a distillery on the South coast of England that make Turnstone Rye. I was keen to acquire a bottle.

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Turnstone Rye c/oDancingCows

Despite only mailing to UK addresses, I availed of the AddressPal service from An Post – which I’ve successfully used before – to try and secure this otherwise unobtainable bottle.

On this occasion the no liquid rule was strictly adhered to and the delivery failed.

A few emails with Dancing Cows were exchanged. I suggested another UK address or my moneyback and awaited a response.

Nothing.

Several more emails were followed up by a couple of phonecalls.

Still nothing.

Now Turnstone usually turn up on Irish shores with the winter migration and I was hoping to spot one soon.

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Birdwatching c/oBirdwatch Ireland

There is a term however in birdwatching circles when you go out to see a bird and fail to find one. It’s known as ‘dipping out‘.

Well I certainly ‘dipped out’ on spotting Turnstone Rye on the mighty River Shannon.

Should have gone to Master of Malt!

Sláinte.

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5 thoughts on “Turnstone Rye, 42%”

      1. Thought they might deliver it too you. It does not taste like Whisky or Bourbon. It tastes slightly like a clear spirit (Moonshine) + Sweetness + Corn/Grain flavour. Tastes are separate on the tongue and not really blended. My wife dislikes Whisky but likes this. Its interesting but not a classic in any way (in my opinion).

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  1. Not sure if they deliver but worth an ask. I didn’t dislike it. BTW Another interesting Rye is the Adnams Rye Malt Whiskey. It has quite a peppery taste.

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