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Amrut Rye Single Malt, 50%

Price: $190 Issue: Fall 2017 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

What's a rye single malt, you ask? It's 100% malted rye distilled in pot stills, bursting with rye spices, thick toffee, malt loaf, chocolate, licorice, burnt sugar, and tropical fruits. Praline, cinnamon, and burnt orange flavors succumb to an assault of spice, tropical fruits, and licorice, ending with virgin American oak char before a gum-numbing aniseed finish of Fisherman's Friends. Water just mutes the enjoyment, so leave it.