Adnams Rye Malt Whisky

Adnams Rye Malt Whisky

While Adnams are not the first to grow an English rye malt, it's impressive how much it has embraced the style. The whisky is distilled from a weighty mash bill of 75% rye and 25% barley, which was subsequently aged for at least five years in new French oak barrels. It is was bottled without chill-filtation at 47% ABV.

Nose: Big, sweet helpings of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and crackles of black pepper are tempered by tart orange peel, vanilla, rye toast and a smothering of golden syrup.

Palate: The palate is much drier than the nose, and carries plenty more well-measured and chewy rye spice, which fizz through thick raisin-fudge, honeyed cereals and a little blackberry.

Finish: Ground coffee beans maintain the drying element.