Helsinki Whiskey Rye Malt Release #9 comes from a vatting of three casks. Master Blender Kai Kilpinen has chosen the casks. Whiskey has at first matured in 200-liter American virgin oak casks (Char level 1). The whiskey has been matured for three years. After maturing the whiskey has been transferred to small 50-60 liter ex-Oloroso Sherry casks for finishing. Finishing takes about four months. Finishing in Oloroso casks brings a deep sweetness that highlights the herbal characters of the rye and cask strength of 56% ABV gives the whiskey more body. Release #9 consist of only 60 individually numbered bottles made exclusively for Viking Line. Release date was 15.2.2019.
Vanilla and fig jam from the Oloroso cask, malted rye and freshly baked rye loaf from the distillate. Malts and dark chocolate.
Plush mouthfeel. Aroma has notes of vanilla, figs, caramel, licorice and chocolate. Fruity elements are balanced by the malted barley and higher ABV.
Long, it lingers on the insides of the cheeks. Herbal spiciness of rye whiskey is evident.
Cask: American Virgin Oak, Oloroso Finish
Alc vol: 56,6%
Bottle no: xx/60
Notes: Exclusive release for Viking Line