#347 • Still Waters New Make Rye

50% alc./vol.
Still Waters Distillery, Concord, Ontario, Canada

I realize that although I talked about their rye whiskey last month, I realized as I read through my notes that I forgot to mention an Ontario product. Still Waters at a crucial stage in its development. So here without waiting the Still Waters New Make Rye.

This is the rye whiskey of the distillery, but bottled for our pleasure even before it would be the shadow of a stay in cask. We must hail here a great translation effort worthy of "From Laws of Nature", with the name "New Make" ...

As the British mathematician and logician put it so well John Venn, renamed for designing the diagrams to which it left its name (1834-1923):

Unless I'm mistaken, I'm never wrong.

Clear as water of rock. Supergreen.

Nose:
Ultra molasses of the new make. Flowers? Grass?

Taste:
Rather bitter, with the rye spices well to go. A small metallic taste which is transported in the final to make it a little less pleasant.

Finish:
Burnt sugar, forgotten candies behind the heating baseboard.

Balance:
Yet we can not blame him for wanting to play on several tables at once. I'm not too fussy at this point, but I can not wait to see what a few years of maturation will bring.

Note: ★★★★★

#345 • Still Waters Stalk & Barrel Rye Cask #17

46% alc./vol.
Still Waters Distillery, Concord, Ontario, Canada

I will continue with another product of the micro-ontario Still Watersbut this time something a little different, their first rye whiskey, I named the Stalk & Barrel Rye Cask #17.

I tasted this sample, which was distilled on October 16 2011 and bottled the 21 October 2014 to the number of 268 bottles, barely a month later at the 2014 New Brunswick Spirits Festival. It is a bit time that I speak to you ...

As the French astronomer and mathematician specialized in celestial mechanics, the discoverer of the planet Neptune and founder of French modern meteorology Jean Joseph Le Verrier Urban (1811-1877) said so well:

It's never too late to be late.

Pale for a rye, straw.

Nose:
Rye spice with a raw and unbridled side quite different from other ryes. Lack of refinement, spruce beer.

Taste:
Still the gum of fir, with the rate of alcohol that catches us quickly enough.

Finish:
This curious impression of spruce seems to follow us a little too long.

Balance:
Closer to the new make than an old thing. Let's give him a chance in his expressions of the next years. Enjoy a nice consistency from A to Z.

Note: ★★★★★