Ole George Cask Strength Single Barrel Rye Review

Please enjoy my Grand Traverse Ole George Cask Strength Single Barrel Rye Review! I have tried Grand Traverse Ole George Cask Strength Single Barrel Rye a few times now. Initially at the distillery when I decided to buy the bottle, and a few times once I got home. I absolutely love this rye, and it rivals anything I have tried.

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JW Rutledge High Plains Rye Review

I hope you enjoy my JW Rutledge High Plains Rye Review! I have been eagerly awaiting what Jim Rutledge and his J.W. Rutledge Distillery would do next. Their first releases were the Cream of Kentucky line, an historic brand which was originally introduced in 1888 and is now owned by J.W. Rutledge. Next up is this recently released High Plains Rye.

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Blue Run Golden Rye Review

Please enjoy this Blue Run Golden Rye review. There are a gamut of flavors in this rye, from start to finish. The lead off is the classic baking spices, which gains some black pepper as time goes on. While there is a brown sugar and honey sweetness, as well as some notes of fruit, it is overall fairly dry, especially in the finish. Although it’s a fairly spicy rye, I am enjoying the rye bread overtones as well. This is a very enjoyable rye and I’ll be looking to grab a bottle when it is released in September.

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Sagamore Spirit Tequila Finish Rye Review

Sagamore Spirit Tequila Finish Rye is the latest finished release from Sagamore Spirit. Sagamore Spirit is a distillery located in Baltimore, MD, established in 2017. They are dedicated to producing Maryland style rye. What is Maryland style rye, you might ask? Well, the definition is a bit loose, but it is generally a rye made with a relatively high percentage of corn, as opposed to the Pennsylvania (Monongahela) Rye, which is made with a much higher percentage of rye. There is usually a small amount of malted grain added for enzymatic purposes, and that grain may be malted barley. Sagamore Spirit is currently distilling their own rye, but at the moment is using rye sourced from a well known Indiana distillery. Sagamore Spirit utilizes a blend of two different rye mash bills, which then get proofed down with Sagamore Farm spring water.

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New Riff Malted Rye Whiskey Review

This New Riff 100% Malted Rye Whiskey is the latest release from New Riff Distilling, and it’s pretty exciting! It was released via online presale to members of the New Riff Whiskey Club last month. Needless to say, it sold out quickly! But don’t worry – according to the press release, this rye will be released in Kentucky and then have wider distribution by the end of 2021.

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Barrell Seagrass Rye Review

On the back label of the Barrell Seagrass bottle, Joe Beatrice says: “Seagrass is a blend of American and Canadian rye whiskeys, meticulously sourced and finished in casks from three distinct areas of the world. It highlights the grassy ocean side notes we love in rye and the opulence and spice of finishing barrels. It’s bottled at cask strength so you can appreciate its true flavor.”

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Old Carter Rye Batch #5 Review

Old Carter Whiskey Co.Straight Rye WhiskeyBarrel StrengthBatch #5115 Proof The last time I posted about an Old Carter rye on Instagram, it was the one where the batch number was left blank.😊 This time, that is not an issue, so we are good to go! This is the Old Carter Rye Batch #5, the one…

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Grist & Saw Empire Rye Review

Grist & Saw Empire Rye is, well, an Empire Rye. So what is an “Empire Rye”? It’s described as “The Whisky Style of New York State” by empirerye.com. It is a specific category of whiskey (which they apparently spell without the “e”) akin to Tennessee Whiskey. Like Tennessee Whiskey, it is not a specific designation by the TTB, and was created by a consortium of NY distilleries who wanted to establish a whiskey style for NY State.

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First Call Kentucky Straight Rye Review

The First Call Kentucky Straight Rye is bottled by the IJW Whiskey Company. Have you heard of IJW Whiskey? I didn’t think so. You are probably thinking “Hey, isn’t that a new craft distillery?” Well, no. IJW has been quietly accumulating barrels since 2016 and have about 100,000 stockpiled. We’ve noticed their warehouses quietly appear over the years along the far side of Wilderness Trail’s property, but we never really knew what or who they were.

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