Ransom Rye Barley Wheat Whiskey - 750 ml
A sweet, single malt nose gives way to a complex, challenging, enticing mix. Bananas, pine needles, soil, wet stones, and even a slight edge of paint thinner. This all works really well together.
That foresty feel carries through on the palate. It does start pretty hot, but finishes smooth, with a dryness of grape skins. In fact, it tastes like a very dry red wine that has whiskey in it. There is a chalkiness that doesn’t exist in the mouthfeel, but does so on the palate. The mix of grains, that kind of dustiness of crunchy cereal comes through.It’s quite curious and gratifying.