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Vulson White Rhino Rye Spirit 41%

Distilled by Domaine des Hauts Glaces in France

Aged 6 to 8 months in stainless steel/ Tasted: Sept 2014

Pungent, oily, ‘off the still’ aromas of hard rye bread, earth and toasted, dark spices. A slightly perfumed spirit note appears with time but it’s the rye that takes centre stage. Unusual and intriguing. 

The palate is quite soft and opens with a gentle sweetness. Lightly oiled with dark rye bread and earth notes. Rounded with a touch of lightly perfumed vanilla coming through on the middle. Long and peppery with the rye spices making it a little austere, but some dried fruit and a touch of dark chocolate balance along with a light espresso note in the after-taste.