Mildly woody with a sweet and surprising spice. A spicy nose with hints of chocolate and vanilla.
This fine Kentucky rye whiskey is the first to carry the Van Winkle name in over 60 years. Twelve years of aging in charred oak through the variable Kentucky seasons have given this rye whiskey a strikingly brown/deep bronze color and a slightly distinctive spicy finish. Anyone looking for a more mature rye whisky will covet this bottling.
Called Rye One, its the ¬ first ultra-premium rye offered by Beam Global Spirits & Wine. Bottled at 92 proof it is aged for a minimum of 4 ½ years. Color: Deep, rich honey color tinged with gold. Peppery and warm, ¬ firey on the edges of the tongue; honey flecked with pepper going down. Finish is medium-long.
Introducing Bulleit 95 Straight Rye Whiskey, a small batch Straight Rye Whiskey made with a 95% Rye Mash from a small reserve of the Bulleit Cos finest Rye stock producing a whiskey with an unparalleled character of spice and complexity.
Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey refuses to be forgotten. First produced in Maryland in the 1890s, the brand, along with the rest of the once-booming Maryland Rye industry, was shuttered by prohibition. The brand reemerged after prohibition and became the last standing Maryland Rye, as the rest of the industry's production had ceased. Now produced in Kentucky from extra-aged barrels stored in prime warehouse locations, Heaven Hill keeps this historic Maryland mark alive with this award-winning six-year-old, 110 proof offering.
J.P Wisers legacy continues after generations of master blenders. Only from a select blend of Canadian rye, rye malt, and barley malt can such a whisky of the highest quality be developed. A carefully crafted process makes Wisers Legacy the ultimate achievement in traditional Canadian Whisky distilling and is a brilliant addition to Canadas Best Selling Whisky Family. Palate - Buttery toffee and tart green apple, followed by deep, bold oak and hints of fresh cracked black pepper. Finish - Warm lingering oak and toffee, with vanilla and apple.
First Impression: Rye spiciness of course with an overlay of sweet malt to make a spicy melange, Vietnamese cinnamon, faint Szechuan pepper scent,whisper of clove.Very lively for a whiskey at this age. Taste: Thick body and mouth feel generating warmth wherever it touches. There is a definite sweetness with a spicy sourness underlying it. Unlike many whiskies of its age group it is neither tired or over oaked ( both common but usually separate perils of aging past 12 years (or younger really) Lingering spicy sweet finish with a pleasing if paradoxical dryness.
Gold, with a light amber cast. Moderately light-bodied. Toasted oats, hazelnuts, lemon. Delicate, soft texture. Brisk and tart on the palate. Easy on the lighter citrus notes are more seasoned grainy and nutty elements dominate. Pungent finish.
As with Dickels corn-based whiskeys, Dickel Rye is very silky smooth, that charcoal mellowing having done its duty admirably. But theres ample rye character here chewy raisin bread with ample cinnamon notes. Vanilla a-plenty. Cocoa powder finish. Overall, the body is light and easygoing, a pleasant and sweet rye that would work well in any cocktail.
WhistlePig produces a 100-proof, straight rye whiskey, aged for at least ten years through a unique double-barrel process. WhistlePig embodies the perfect combination of proof, purity, and age hitting the sweet spot in all three categories. In short: more rye, all the proof, and the perfect age. All in. Full stop.