Now here’s a whiskey I instantly fell in love with!
Shortcross Rye And Malt is the 2nd release from the boutique Rademon Estate Distillery in Northern Ireland.
It marks the return of rye to Irish Whiskey with a bold & unapologetic offering.
The 1909 Royal Commission into whiskey – which paved the way for the modern industry we know today – mentions Irish Whiskey usually being made with a mixed mashbill of barley, oats, wheat & rye.
I’m very pleased to see distilleries like Rademon exploring the rich flavours these grains deliver.
Being a self confessed lover of rye – Shortcross Rye And Malt displays that classic rye nose to draw me in.
Some describe it as dry sweet biscuit, my other half experienced almondy nuttiness.
A warming luscious mouthfeel.
The dryness of the rye has been balanced by a barley creaminess.
Offering both depth & complexity Rye And Malt finishes with a flourish of dry peppery spice that delights.
Shortcross double distill Irish grown rye & barley & present the whiskey non chill filtered, natural colour at 46%.
Thomas Connolly have an extensive array of Irish Whiskey to suit all palates – especially rye heads!
Rademon Estate website here.
1909 Commission Report here.
Thomas Connolly website here.