Image taken from The Whisky Exchange website
This week we have a new rye whiskey in The Laneway, called Van Winkle Special Reserve 13yo Straight Rye Whiskey.
Van Winkle Rye 13 Tasting Note (from the Master of Malt website):
The nose is rich and full. There are notes of butterscotch, sultanas, not oils, mixed peels, a floral note, mocchaccino, menthol and a hint of spice. The palate is smooth and silky. There are notes of winter spice and mixed peels, sherried fruitcake and dark sugar, there is a syrupy mouthfeel with plenty of rye. The finish is gentle and smooth, there are notes of crÃ¨me anglaise.
We also have a new scotch in the bar – the Glenmorangie Nectar D’or.
Producer’s Tasting Notes (taken from the Whisky Exchange website)
Aroma: Tempted by the aromas wafting through the door of a French patisserie, you step inside to discover a tangy tarte au citron with its crisp pastry case and smooth lemony cream topping. Next to it is with its fluffy sponginess and milky vanilla aroma is a Genoise cake decorate with crystallised lime and orange peel. You can smell plump juicy sultanas, dates, warming ginger, coconut and nutmeg. In the background, gingerbread is baking in a wood-burning oven
Slip some water into the whisky to release the frothiness of lemon meringue pie and the rich aroma of baking fruitcake and warm gingerbread drizzled with crÃ¨me anglaise
Taste: The smooth, melting creaminess of lemon tart leaves the mouth full of citrus tang that gives way to crÃ¨me caramel and zesty lime. This is replaced by warming ginger coupled with the mellow nutty flavours of nutmeg and toasted almonds that add warmth and chewiness that melts into oozing lemon meringue and melting honeycomb
Finish: Languid and sweet with lemon zest, vanilla cream and delicate hints of ginger and nutmeg
Finally, on tap this week for a limited time only we have the Little Creatures Small Batch Oatmeal Stout. We have only been able to get one keg of it, so come in now and toast to this awesome Spring weather we’re having with this tasty beer!
We look forward to seeing you in The Laneway soon!
The Laneway Team