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Skip Rock Rye Whiskey Tasting notes and reviews

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

 

Skip Rock Rye Whiskey

Brand
Skip Rock
Expression
Rye Whiskey
Type
American Whiskey ~ Rye
Abv
43.00%
Website
www.skiprockdistillers.com
Availability
USA

Chris Goodrum

84
Nose
Youthful and earthy rye-like notes to begin, followed by darker rye-like notes, balsamic treacle, malt and dark chocolate. A curious perfumed / smoked meat note appears. Oak adds supportive notes in the background.
Palate
Young and oily. A little on the immature side but it's full of herbal rye-like notes, wheat and treacle. Seriously herbal on the middle with a touch of perfumed hops.
Finish
Quite dry, which stunts the finish a little, but it has a lovely herbal, mocha after-taste.
Comment
A fabulous nose. Maybe more time in the cask might have helped the palate.

Neil Ridley

82
Nose
Wet tissue paper, peeled lychees, chopped parsley and some liquorice root. Given time in the glass, a peppery rye note emerges, alongside some vanilla led oak. A little green, but interesting.
Palate
Very spicy on the first mouthful, with mint humbugs, plum jam, stewed tea and nutmeg notes. A complex malty package – delivered by some well-made spirit.
Finish
The oak takes over and we lose a bit of the fruit and malt. But nothing is too dominant.
Comment
Hooky, with a lot to sink your teeth into here. Another one to try with a few different serves.
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