Yet another exceptional experimental release from the crafters at Method & Madness; the Rye and Malt Whiskey they have recently released is sure to impress.
The whole premise of the Method & Madness brand is based around innovation and creation. It was born out of an endeavour between the Masters and Apprentices at Midleton Distillery to work together to push innovation with their malt.
They have been wildly successful at this so far, exploring all the different ways that their malt can be matured and crafting some truly remarkable whiskey at the end of it all.
This malt in particular has come out of their micro distillery and has been made by Kate Condon, who joined the brand as a graduate distiller in 2014.
Condon said, “It has been an honour to be part of the Micro Distillery team from its inception in 2015 to today, sharing the first ever drops of whiskey produced there with the world,”
“We have been inspired by the innovators in Irish whiskey who came before us. In turn, we have questioned tradition and challenged convention to follow their inspiration and drive the Irish whiskey category forward for a new generation of creators, consumers, and indeed, suppliers.”
Tasting notes for Method & Madness Rye and Malt Irish Whiskey
Bottle cost: €95
Method & Madness Rye and Malt Whiskey has a mash bill of 60% Rye and 40% Malted Barley. It has been matured in ex-Bourbon casks.
The nose begins with notes of citrus fruit, herbs and lavender. It is well rounded and deeply aromatic, with hints of spice as well.
The palate is spicy and warming, with lots of wooded notes. There is a hint of charcoal alongside dried fruits and malted grains. The body is smooth like honey. Brief notes of smoke appear.
The finish is bold and lingers on dried fruits and spice.
Method & Madness have knocked it out of the park once again. Time and time again they are creating whiskies that are challenging and exciting and their Rye and Malt is going to go down as one of their greats
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