Redemption Straight Rye Whiskey 750ml
The back label of this whiskey describes it as ďfeisty,Ē 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. Itís very spicy, with crisp evergreen, warming cinnamon, clove, rooty licorice, dark chocolate, and suggestions of gin botanicals. Spicy, vibrant finish. Iím 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.
This high-rye spirit (close to 95% rye) is manly and rugged, like chewing on saddle leather. Elegant, straight-edge bottle design. Golden color and medium body. Aromas evoked burnt orange peel and ripe cheeses, while the flavors were boldly oaky and bitter, with notes of tobacco, leather and black tea. Dry, short, stinging finish.
This American Straight Rye captures the essence of young rye whiskey perfectly. Boasting a mash bill featuring 95% rye, those classic flavors shine right through the charred American oak. Dust and earth, coupled with the spicy, zesty rye kernal softened by a touch of vanilla oakiness. Great for mixing!