Redemption Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)
*Best Buy* This is burnished gold in color, with a sweet vanilla-almond aroma and bold, rounded flavors that suggest oak, vanilla and almond. The finish is slightly hot, with cinnamon and orange peel notes rounding it out. Made in Indiana, bottled in Kentucky. (KN)
The back label of this whiskey describes it as 'feisty,' and feisty it is! Brandishing 95% rye (another Canadian flavoring whisky that was diverted?), bottled at 46%, and at a relatively young age (around two years old), this whiskey lets you know you are alive. It’s very spicy, with crisp evergreen, warming cinnamon, clove, rooty licorice, dark chocolate, and suggestions of gin botanicals. Spicy, vibrant finish. I’m having fun drinking this au naturel (the whiskey, that is), but this would also zing in a cocktail, the same way smoky Islay whiskies make their presence known in a blended scotch. Value Pick. (Fall 2010)
This American Straight Rye captures the essence of young rye whiskey perfectly. Boasting a mash bill with 95% rye, those classic flavors shine right through the charred American oak. Dust and earth, coupled with the spicy, zesty rye kernel softened by a touch of vanilla oakiness. Great for mixing!