A blend of two straight whiskeys: a very young 2 year old high rye content whiskey and a 16 year old rye whiskey with a lower rye content. Perhaps the spiciest American whiskey I have ever tasted, yet at the same time, quite tame and mellow. Complex notes of mint, clove, cinnamon, licorice root, pine nuts, and dark chocolate, with a surprising dose of gin botanicals throughout. A soft underbelly of caramel, sweet corn, and soothing vanilla provides an interesting counterpoint. Very easy-drinking, too (hard to believe it’s 46%). Intriguing, and a must-try for rye whiskey aficionados — even if only to satisfy your curiosity.
This blend of straight rye whiskeys has a light amber hue and a scent redolent of brown sugar and baked apple, plus a fleeting sarsaparilla note. Most of the allspice and oak flavor comes through on the long finish. At 92 proof, this rye feels relatively hot; mix into Sazeracs and other cocktails. (KN)
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By: Josh Peters 9/18/2013
NOSE:<br>The smell is strangely acrid at first and burns the nostrils just a smidge, but right after that come wonderful notes of maple and candied cherries. A touch of iodine and a hint of pepper and pine round out it's rugged cologne.<br><br>TASTE:<br>Up front it has all of the usual caramel, touch of oak and "whiskey spice" notes you'd expect, let it open up and you'll find it's quite earthy. There is some leather in there and a bit of of tobacco and charred toffee.<br><br>FEEL:<br>Warm, inviting, a little oily, and while it is mostly a smooth sip, it does have a bit of a kick that keeps things interesting.<br><br>FINISH:<br>Clean with a bit of citrus that hangs around for a minute and then it's gone.<br><br>OVERALL:<br>This is one of my favorite "daily drinkers", and at it's price, it's completely worth having this guy in your house. However, if you're looking for a really nice rye then I would suggest taking the next step up and grab a bottle of his big brother the Rendezvous or something from the Rocky Mountain Rye collection.
Drink from 2012 to 2013
By: Reid and Chelene Martin 9/19/2012
Well made, clean and restrained. Love this whiskey.