Celebrating Arbikie Distillery's heritage back two hundred years on the East Coast of Scotland, Highland Rye whisky- the world’s only Rye Scotch Whisky- launched its 1794 release.
Arbikie was first discovered as a farm distillery in 1794. Centuries past, distilling was a local craft with a truly local flavour. In these distant times, all ingredients for the pot still would be taken from the farm and immediate surroundings. Our 1794 Highland Rye Single Grain Scotch Whisky is a celebration of this field to bottle tradition-reviving a genuinely authentic way of distilling and producing a spirit with a sense of place, and a taste of the land and sea that surrounds us.
As with our limited-edition, we combined our unique use of rye with new charred American oak. But for the 1794 edition, we did not finish the spirit in a further cask, leaving the lively new oak to do its magic, and it did not disappoint! It is the first time in Scotland this combination has been created, and the result is a highly original whisky that fires the imagination and the senses with exciting flavours and aromas.
With Burns Night around the corner we have reviews and recommendations from whisky specialist, writers and enthusiasts to help you get the most out of tasting this extraordinary dram!
"Many fun and unusual elements just about hold together, creating glorious chaos that hits the spot."
We're delighted with a 9/10 review from Felipe! Felipe is an author and writer based in London, with a love for whisky. We're delighted with just how much he enjoyed sampling the latest release of Highland Rye 1794 and you can read Felipe's full review on Forbes Magazine here.
The World of Whiskey UK
"Long, with the spice really kicking in. Notes of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and dried chilli flakes spice combine, with some barrel char lingering towards the end. The rye profile really comes through here, particularly from the sweetness and spicy perspective."
The World of Whiskey is a scotch specialist - making for the perfect reviewer to sample our Highland Rye 1794 Scotch Whisky. Featuring our rye whisky on his #TastingTuesday campaign, The World of Whiskey shared an honest review with his followers, sharing his delight in the tasting notes which will help you get the most out of drinking this dram! You can check out his full bottle opening and review here
Swedish Whisky Girl
"Certainly an interesting whisky that I’ve been wanting to try for ages and I can’t wait to see how the scotch rye scene will develop in the coming years."
The Swedish Whisky Girl, aka Moa is a whisky enthusiast originally from Stockholm now based in Edinburgh! Documenting her journey through the whiskies of the world, we were delighted to have Highland Rye 1794 part of her worldwide whisky journey. You can read her initial thoughts here, we can't wait to read her full review when it's ready!
"The finish is warm and soft; on vanilla and jammed fruits, and remains in the mouth for long seconds.
Firstly, don't you just love this image from @whiskylimouzi ?! The sun hitting of our Highland Rye 1794 bottle brings out the stunning warm colours of this spirit. Have a read of Jérémy's first thoughts here and we'll keep you posted when his full review is live!
Looking forward to sharing many more whisky tasting tips and thoughts with you, from many more whisky specialists and writers about our latest Highland Rye release.
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