That’s never happened to me before!
Nor have I had Polish Whisky either – but then this is no ordinary whisky.
It’s a rye whisky – which I love.
So I was ever so happy a work colleague brought it back after a trip to see the folks.
It’s also non chill filtered, presented at natural colour, is distilled using Polish rye & is matured in Polish oak.
Touch of unique terroir going on there!
But what of the taste?
Well the nose was a bit earthy – like a mossy wood – with that signature rye spice hiding in the bushes.
The palate started off smoothly.
There’s a hint of gentle fire, sweet vanilla & that green mossiness slowly dries out as the sun shines in with a gloriously rich dry peppery spice building to the finish. Leaving a lovely prickly tingling fading away on a floral bed.
Quite a straightforward rye – with an unusual & unique flavour profile.
There’s no mention of what was previously in the polish oak barrels – but they’re toasted – & if virgin oak – it would certainly accentuate the warm spiciness I enjoyed.