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Bottled in Bond
Straight Rye Whiskey
6 Years Aged
Ross & Squibb Distillery
MSRP: $49.99 (700ml)
Please enjoy our Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Rye Review by Ray Marcano!
A rye lover’s dream that bourbon drinkers will find approachable, all at a reasonable price
From the Ross & Squibb website:
Ross & Squibb Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, began life as the Rossville Distillery in 1847 by George Ross and is one of America’s last Prohibition-era distilleries. The underground aquifer that produces limestone-filtered water gave the rye whiskey a pure, unique taste. During Prohibition, George Remus was based in Cincinnati. He was within 200 miles of every shuttered whiskey warehouse in the country, including just 30 miles from Rossville Distillery. He even had warehousing grounds on the current-day property. Seagram bought Rossville Distillery in 1933. After a few more owners, MGP bought the distillery in 2011 and after merging with – acquiring Luxco in 2021, the name was changed to Ross & Squibb.
Tasting Notes – Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Rye Review
Let’s taste it:
🛏 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn glass
👉🏻Nose: Leather, chocolate, dark malt, mocha
👉🏻Taste: Pepper, vanilla, light rye, cinnamon, nuts
👉🏻Finish: Mocha, cinnamon, cardamom, malt
In a blind test, the Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Rye would not come off as a rye. That’s due to the product’s composition — 51% rye & 49% malted barley. All of that barley cuts the rye properties on the nose and taste. That’s no surprise since the enzymes in barley produce the carbs that eventually turn to alcohol. Barley gives bourbon that deep, chocolate, nutty taste, and that’s what you get here. It isn’t until the finish that you go, “Oh, that’s a rye,” but a lighter, tasty, and appealing one.
Conclusion – Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Rye Review
This six-year-aged, 100-proof bottled-in bond product is the rare rye that whiskey connoisseurs will fall for while the chocolate, nutty, mocha flavors will appeal to bourbon drinkers, And it’s at a great price. I normally review the ryes and then give them away. Not this one. Grab one if you can because Ross & Squibb will only release 18,000 bottles nationwide.
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