Stauning Rye Whisky

Advent day 14

These reviews are the first ones I attempt and are part of the advent calendar me and my good friend Jim made for each other. These 24 whiskies I’m trying will serve as a “bootcamp” for getting me started on reviewing my whisky. As such I hope the reviews will improve over time. To clarify the process; this is a blind tasting and the post title and category is set after the reveal.

Nose Sidenote: I’m a little bit stuffy tonight but I’ll push through.
Arrak with hints of honey and spices. I’m also getting fruit, maybe pear. A pleasant nose while not particularly enticing or powerful.
Score: 21

Sweet fruity pears coated with honey. Not overly complex but rather clean to the taste. A little bit of an oily velvety mouth-feel.
Score: 21

Quite a lot of burn, I expect the ABV is high on this one. Burned toast with fruity jam. Not very long finish except for the burn.
Score: 20

Surprisingly light and fruity while having quite a bit of bite from the alcohol. the colour is slightly darker than freshly squeezed apple juice.
Score: 21

Total: 83

Sherry cask single malt or if I’m feeling wild I could guess Rum cask but that’s betting against the odds.. 49%. Speyside.

Stauning Rye (Danish whisky)

Personal note: I’ve a hard time with whisky that has this level of alcohol burn in the finish. I tend to “anticipate” it with every sip spoiling the palate part of it.