As we speak we’re having a Welsh rye whisky. It comes from Aber Falls, a distillery in Wales, named after the spectacular waterfall subsequent door. As soon as a slate works, it was then a margarine manufacturing unit through the conflict and later a drinks depot.
Their first whisky was launched in 2021 so Dutch bottler Kintra is fast to comply with up. In reality this would possibly even be the primary rye launch from Aber Falls?
Aber Falls 3 yo 2020 (52,21%, Kintra Whisky 2023, virgin oak cask #1165, 135 btl.)
Nostril: a number of spice comes out first. Ginger, white pepper and easy hints of recent oak shavings. This evolves to nutmeg and baking spice. Beneath is a heat vanilla sweetness and floral honey. Minty freshness too. Then hints of peach and candy citrus. Barely slim however nice.
Mouth: frivolously aromatic wooden in entrance row, with a bittersweet citrus (peel) notice following carefully. White pepper and nutmeg. Vanilla custard. Then tart lemon and loads of aniseed. The wooden affect is robust however I need to admit I anticipated much more wooden spice.
End: medium lengthy, totally on wooden spice, with a faint warming mocha notice.
That is relatively balanced contemplating the truth that it’s a really younger rye whisky matured in a virgin oak cask. Spices are clearly current however not overtaking the spirit. Restricted flavours although. Nonetheless accessible from Whiskysite.nl amongst others.