Stork Club Straight Rye Whiskey

Advent day 7

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.

Not sure if it’s my nose being stuffy but the scent is a bit weak. I’m smelling wood and dark fruits.. almost going towards liquorice. A bit of honey in there as well. Even with the weak nose it’s pleasant!
Score: 21

Smooth! it immediately coats the tongue in smooth honey. As with the nose it is a bit weaker than I expected. Not sure what else I’m getting. Spices? It sort of reminds me of prescription-free cough medicine..
Score: 20

The finish is fairly quick leaving just the sting of the alcohol after a little while. Again, its not bad, just not great either.
Score: 20

Generally a bit weak but very smooth whisky. Would probably share it with someone that doesn’t enjoy peaty whiskies.
Score: 20

Total: 81

Speyside, Single malt, 41%. Bourbon cask.

Stork Club Straight Rye Whiskey
ABV 45%

Personal note: I can’t seem to guess these rye whiskies. They trip me up.