When in Manchester recently I did a quick internet search to find a suitable watering hole.
The Whiskey Jar won the day.
One of the many whiskeys on offer that took my eye – Dad’s Hat Rye – ended up in the glass.
A satisfyingly welcoming peppery rye spice greeted my nose – although it seemed to be muted somewhat by sweet dark fruits.
I didn’t notice the bottom line – Finished In Port Wine Barrels.
Now that’s a novel approach which does seem to add additional flavours to the standard rye offering.
The fruity notes held sway on the front before that spicy pepper hit I love kicked in towards the latter half.
A gorgeous little combination of elements to tease the palate.
I was taken aback when I read the maturation times on the side label.
For only 9 months old – the virgin charred american oak quarter casks & ex-port barrels have worked their magic to create a wonderfully fresh rye with a fruity twist.
A very enjoyable baby rye!