Pikesville

Supreme Straight Rye

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 21, Issue 80
Specifications
Brand: Pikesville
Expression: Supreme Straight Rye
Type: USA Whisky / Rye
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc Distillery, 1064 Loretto Road, Bardstown, KY, USA
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Lean and young with medium intensity. Freshly ground cumin seed, green peppercorn, mint, bitter orange, hazelnut, peanut brittle. Touch of the hay-loft.
Palate: Quite silky and light to start, then the rye kicks in like a mule. Sherbet, ginger and spice.
Finish: Medium length, intense, dry with a lovely sour edge.
Comment: A cracking, edgy drink and alongside the fuller Overholt a real bargain. Great for barmen and beginners alike.
8.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Gentlemen's clubs. Leather armchairs. Tobacco.
Palate: Very smooth indeed. Opulent, but not a great deal of complexity. Luxurious. Cherries in brandy. Candied plums. Vanilla.
Finish: Sweetish. Delicious.
Comment: An old classic, originally from Maryland. Emphatically a rye, though in this instance that grain is in fruity mood, rather than being overtly spicy.
7.8
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Humidors and leaf mulch. A little rye sweetness,but also has a freshfruitiness after a while.
Palate: A sweet corn note that receeds leaving the rye to grip. Hints of sweetness with vanilla and toffee.
Finish: A little bitter then the sweetness returns.
Comment: A good session rye,if there is such a thing.
7.5
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Back to the green,leafy,metallic side of things. Chalky with a hint of rose petal and allspice.
Palate: Very sweet start then after about two seconds the rye rushes in gives a prickle of acidity in the middle before the vanilla,fat corny smoothness returns.
Finish: Light spice and lemon.
Comment: More well-mannered than Iremember.
7.0
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