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Rabbit Hole Starlino Rye Review

Rabbit Hole Starlino Rye Review

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Starlino Rye is the first release of Rabbit Hole’s Distillery Series. According to Rabbit Hole, the Distillery Series “will deliver a collection of extraordinary spirits that push the boundaries of craft and creativity.” As the name implies, Rabbit Hole’s Distillery Series will be available at the distillery, but also at select retailers.

Midway Distilling Rum Finished Rye Review

Midway Distilling Rum Finished Rye Review

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The Midway Distilling Company represents a new line of finished rye whiskeys from Bluegrass Distillers. The rye itself is distilled by none other than MPG of Lawrenceburg, Indiana. That’s not bad at all, since we know MGP makes a great rye. In fact, the rye whiskey used is the good ‘ol 95/5 rye (that’s 95% rye, 5% malted barley); MGP’s hallmark. The rye is aged 4 years, and is then finished at Bluegrass Distillers, in Lexington, KY, in a variety of different barrels.

Sagamore Spirit 6 Year Rye Review

Sagamore Spirit 6 Year Rye Review

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Sagamore Spirit has the goal of reviving rye production in Maryland. Yes, I did say Maryland. At one point, Maryland was a significant producer of whiskey in the US, with the majority of that whiskey being rye. However, rye in general began its demise in the mid 20th century and Maryland Rye soon all but ceased to exist. Until now.

Jack Daniel's Barrel Proof Rye Review

Jack Daniel’s Barrel Proof Rye Review

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Jack Daniel’s Barrel Proof Rye is an excellent rye. There’s a warm fuzzy feeling that can’t be denied. How the fruit flavors linger through the very long finish and at this crazy high proof for a rye is just a mystery. But a mystery I have no desire to solve. Let’s just let Jack be Jack and enjoy what they give us. As they say, “…if you know Jack, you’ll know Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye.” Maybe one day we’ll get down there again and have a little of the mystery unveiled…or maybe not.

Old Forester Barrel Strength Rye Review

Old Forester Barrel Strength Rye Review

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It seems like eons ago, but Old Forester introduced their first rye in 2019. It is a Kentucky rye, which generally has a much lower percentage of rye in the mash bill than the classic Indiana 95/5 rye that we all know and love. Often the rye content is very close to 51%, which is the legal minimum. Old Forester took a bit of a different approach, using a bit more rye, and then quite a bit of malted barley, giving its rye a unique character. Recently they released Old Forester Barrel Strength Rye.