Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

ABV 46.4%
REVIEWED Issue 170
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Expression: Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
Type: USA Whisky / Rye
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46.4%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 170
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Oh so spicy and sweet, plenty of rye peppered spice, unsmoked bacon and scallops. Then cherry flapjacks, almond croissants, caramel ice cream with dark chocolate pieces.
Palate: Plenty of sweetness upfront but then it turns a little darker with cherries and pomegranate molasses. A little roasted peanut.
Finish: Big, bold and spicy that slowly gives way to a bright, sweet cherry jam.
Comment: A fantastic drop this – so glad rye made a comeback, and this shows why.
Taster   Becky Paskin
Nose: It kicks off with a good deal of spearmint, menthol and spice, settling into dense cherry, raisin and nut-packed fruitcake topped with super-sweet icing.
Palate: An initial hit of caramelised brown sugar and baking spices, before more of that rich fruitcake comes to the fore, this time with a nutty, rye breadiness to it.
Finish: Rye bread and butter pudding with rum-spiked custard.
Comment: For all its sweetness there’s a lovely balance between the savoury rye and sugary, fruity freshly baked goods.
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