Ragtime Rye Applejack Finished Review

Ragtime Rye Applejack Barrel Finished pays homage to two early staple spirits of the Northeast, rye whiskey and applejack. There is no hiding the applejack flavors in this rye! Right from the start, I am greeted by apples in multiple forms. However, those flavors blend perfectly with the rye spiciness, both subduing and embracing it. The spice and a bit of a burn that come out in the finish remind me that this is indeed a 100 proof rye. A very apple-ey rye, but a rye for sure!

Ragtime Rye
New York Straight Rye Whiskey
Applejack Barrel Finished
100 Proof
New York Distilling Company
MSRP $40

Please enjoy my Ragtime Rye Applejack Barrel Finished Review!

Who is the New York Distilling Company?

The New York Distilling Company is located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Moreover, it was cofounded by distilled spirits and cocktail expert Allan Katz and co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery, Tom Potter. The New York Distilling Company first opened its doors on December 5, 2011. Their spirits include rye whiskeys and gins.

Why Rye Whiskey and Applejack?

Ragtime Rye Applejack Barrel Finished pays homage to two early staple spirits of the Northeast, rye whiskey and applejack. According to the distillery website: “Our Straight Rye Whiskey with secondary barrel finish in a once-used Applejack barrel from Black Dirt Distillery in NY. The result is a rich, mature, bold rye flavor with notes of cherry & vanilla, a round mouthfeel with a gentle aroma and flavor of bright apple. Bottled at 100 Proof and remarkably smooth.”

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Tasting Notes – Ragtime Rye Applejack Barrel Finished

Let’s taste it:

🛌 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn

👉Nose: Fresh apple cider and baked apples with some spices; caramel, brown sugar & light cedar; hint of spearmint; moderate alcohol
👉Taste: Sugar syrup, apple, caramel, oak
👉Finish: Some black pepper spiciness rapidly develops, builds along with some char and dry woodiness, and joins the sweetness, apples and oak; they all then linger together into the fairly long finish; moderate burn

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Summary – Ragtime Rye Applejack Barrel Finished

There is no hiding the applejack flavors in this rye! Right from the start, I am greeted by apples in multiple forms. However, those flavors blend perfectly with the rye spiciness, both subduing and embracing it. The spice and a bit of a burn that come out in the finish remind me that this is indeed a 100 proof rye. A very apple-ey rye, but a rye for sure!

Have you tried any of the Ragtime Rye releases? What did you think? Cheers!🥃

I hope you enjoyed my Ragtime Rye Applejack Barrel Finished Review! Would you like to read about another finished rye? Check out my Sagamore Spirit Calvados Finish Rye Review!

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