Sonoma County

Cherrywood Rye Whiskey

ABV 48%
REVIEWED Issue 132
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Expression: Cherrywood Rye Whiskey
Type: USA Whisky / Rye
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 48%
Country/Region: USA
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Pungent and feinty with lanolin and very young herbal rye. This is barely out of its nappy! With time some nascent toasty oak appears.
Palate: Not quite as pungent and feinty with a touch more oak and corn to balance the oily, raw, herbal rye. The impurities in the spirit begin to build however.
Finish: Intense, hot, feinty and herbal.
Comment: This should have been given a lot more time in the cask, it’s been bottled far too early and thus it’s very difficult to evaluate because of the impurities that haven’t been removed by the oak.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Floor polish comes out first from this glass, with a rather off-note of dry cork and copper.
Palate: One dimensional with copper, some orange but ultimately a bit like licking a 9v battery.
Finish: Acidy and dry.
Comment: Would work in a warmed winter punch for the festive season.
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