I’m a big fan of rye.
The dry peppery spice, the warm mouth feel & the little kick of prickly heat all entice me.
Always keen to try out a new rye – I happened to spot this bottle travelling back from France at a very reasonable sub €30 price tag.
How could I resist?
Now this is a rather no frills, no nonsense, straight down the line offering.
It has that classic dry peppery nose – yet softened & more rounded by the ‘charcoal mellowing method’ JD uses in all it’s products.
It takes a while to get going – before a gently growing spicy flourish develops.
A pleasant prickly heat fades away towards the finale.
Even at 45% – this is an easy approachable rye that demonstrates the pleasures of that particular grain.
There’s not much complexity or depth to it – but for the cost – it delivers.