InchDairnie Distillery – New Whisky Launch

A couple of weeks ago I was delighted to attend the launch of a new Whisky from the brand new InchDairnie Distillery in Glenrothes, Fife.

On arrival, we were greeted by Ian Palmer (Founder) and Scott Sneddon (Distillery Manager) who will be our hosts and guides for an in-depth tour of the whole distillery.

We spent most of the day touring this superbly laid-out distillery. Getting involved in some interactive activities which included aroma nosing, cask building and of course tasting the new dram. 

In 2023 the first bottling from this distillery was released, the single distillery rye Whisky – Ryelaw vintage 2017.

RyeLaw is a Fife Single Grain Scotch Whisky made from malted rye (53%) and barley (47%) it is hammer milled, distilled, and matured in new charred oak barrels at the distillery.

The bottle containing this Whisky is one of the best I have come across. A lot of time has been spent designing this bottle and it certainly is a winner.

Let’s have a wee taste.

Ryelaw Fife Single Grain Scotch Whisky – 46.3% Alc/vol 70 cl.

Colour…Deep glowing amber

Nose…Fathoms deep, dark berries, a rye spiciness, gentle oak and soft layers of vanilla.

Taste…An oily viscosity, rich tea biscuits dusted with icing sugar while a wave of dark berries collided with Turkish delight, rye spiciness mingles with pepper.

Finish…Long and mature, finishing with a dark berry and vanilla perfume.

With a RRP of £107.00 and is only available in the UK (so far). Check out their website for a  very intensive read about the distillery and its short history.

The motto of this distillery is “ Every Drop is Precious”

On their website, you can check out the future bottlings that will become available.

A big thanks to Ian and Scott for a terrific day and I am looking forward to other expressions coming from this grand distillery.

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