Helsinki Whiskey Rye Malt Release VYS #8 is a vatting of two 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 ex-rum casks for finishing. The rum casks have previously been used to mature 26 year old Guyianan rum. Finishing takes about six months. Bottling has been made at full cask strength of 59,3% ABV with the amount of 680 bottles. This is the 6th Anniversary bottling for the Viskin Ystävien Seura, the largest whisky club in Finland. Release date was 31.1.2019.
Vanilla and toffee from the oak cask, malted rye and freshly baked rye loaf from the distillate. Malts and dark chocolate added with brown sugar
Rich mouthfeel. Aroma has notes of vanilla, apricots, caramel, licorice and cocoa. Fruity elements from the rum are balanced by the Malted barley.
Long, it lingers on the insides of the cheeks. Spiciness of rye whiskey is evident.
Cask: New American Oak, Rum Cask Finish
Release: VYS #8
Alc vol: 59,3%
Bottle no: 001/680
Notes: 6th Anniversary Bottling for Viskin Ystävien Seura