Vulson - White Rhino Rye100% organic rye spirit
Perfectly clear to the eye, the spirit at 41% abv has impressively long legs around the rim of the glass.
Very fresh but elegant on the nose, you are met by a wave of aromas, sweeter than you would expect from a rye spirit.
First present are the sweeter characters of honey and butterscotch, which then give way to more savoury and spicy aromas of hazelnuts, fresh bread and white pepper.
On the palate we are again first confronted by soft, sweeter characters as well as a lovely, more intense acacia honey flavour tinged with rich butterscotch, and a hint of liquorice.
These initial flavours then give way to those more commonly associated with a rye spirit: nuttiness, hints of malt and yeast, and a touch of clove.
The finish is long and zingy and the spicy mouth feel is overlaid with the fresher characters of the initial tasting.