Given that both Whyte & MacKay
have brought out ‘light’ versions of their whisky
is Drombeg the 1st Irish version of this lower ABV trend?
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.
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.
Several more emails were followed up by a couple of phonecalls.
Now Turnstone usually turn up on Irish shores with the winter migration and I was hoping to spot one soon.
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!
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