No one has to learn how to help an alcoholic if only everyone would drink in moderation and not excessively.
Yesterday Gal visited me, it has been a while since his last visit. We had a very enjoyable evening with some nice food and great whiskies, Gal always is keen on tasting drams from my collection (which he has yet to taste) . another incentive to buy bottles while i am abroad.
I asked Gal to bring with him an interesting sample from his collection, he came with a very interesting dram – Catoctin Creek Organic Rye Whiskey . an American whisky made of Rye.
Catoctin Creek is a distillery in Virginia USA, which makes quality organic spirits and liqueurs: organic rye whisky and gin, brandy from Virginia vines, and seasonal specialty liqueurs.
This whisky is made of pure 100% Rye.
My notes are below:
Very strange dry fruity grass from the Unlike most whiskies i had until now it just smells different. Some old candy, hints of banana, Strong alcohol kick on the nose. wee hints of wood. The kind of Sweet syrup that reminds me of medicine. A bit strange but interesting.
Less sweet than expected, oily texture i would say a bit buttery.Some bitterness that integrates well with the sweet flavours. strong rye, and some vanilla.
A long finish, with black pepper , dry grass , and rye notes that take control over the wood. finally a wee bit of caramel sweetness lingers.
A very special whiskey , recommend before dinner. I can’t say it is a whisky, for me it feels something between a sweet liquor, brandy and whisky.