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J. H. Original Selection Rye Whisky Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 140

A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies

 

J. H. Original Selection Rye Whisky

Brand
J. H. Original Selection
Expression
Rye Whisky
Type
Austrian Whisky ~ Rye
Abv
46.00%
Website
www.roggenhof.at
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

81
Nose
Raw and earthy with oily marc-like rose petal notes. Dark, toasted, slightly spicy rye emerges along with hints of vanilla cream, coffee and toffee.
Palate
Edgy and raw with prominent marc-like rose petal. Definitely not lacking in spirit character or alcohol. The dark rye notes pummel the palate. That's intense!
Finish
Raw and mouth-watering. Quite herbal with a dry, slightly bitter ending.
Comment
If this is what I think it is, then it's showing more maturity than it did two years ago.

Joel Harrison

90
Nose
The local timber merchants near where I grew up is the first aroma: all hot metal and sawdust. You then get banana muffins and blood orange pith. Very inviting.
Palate
The level of oak sweetness and rye spice is just super. Built for mixing and sipping. Banana bread, salted butter and prunes complete this complex yet well balanced palate.
Finish
The sweetness stays in the middle of the tongue; the spice hits the sides. Wonderful.
Comment
One of the few rye-based whiskies I could happily sit and sip neat.
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