rye

Rittenhouse Single Barrel Rye 1984/2009

August 24, 2015
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A wonderful old rye that is very wood-forward without being too much dominated by it. It still has a surprisingly gentle base. – Rating: 88/100

Millstone Rye Whisky 2007/2014 for Usquebaugh Society

August 12, 2015

Mind you, this is a good tasting whisky, but am not sure if it was the right decison to put it into the cask at 46% ABV. There is almost no reserve for adding water, and overall it is too mild for what I expect of a rye. It feels more like a bourbon at the lower end of the “high rye” spectrum. – Rating: 83/100

Vintage Rye 23 yo

June 15, 2015
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A very powerful old rye whose palate has already been conquered by the wood. The nose is magnificent, though. The complexity of the spice aromas is fascinating – Rating: 87/100

Knob Creek Rye

November 10, 2014
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I was surprised how gentle this is for a rye, too gentle for my taste, in fact. – Rating: 79/100

Wasmund’s Copper Fox Rye

January 8, 2014

The nose is rather strong and pleasant while the palate lacks a bit of the power you would expect from a rye. Overall quite a nice dram. – Rating: 80/100

High West Double Rye

February 16, 2013
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This is a massively spiced rye, and a very complex one as well. Blending 2 and 16 year old whiskies proves to be a brilliant idea here. – Rating: 90/100

Zuidam 5 yo 2007/2012 Single Rye For Milroy’s

December 20, 2012
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Some aspects of this rye are really nice but there are a few aromas on nose and palate that lessen the joy to some extent. – Rating: 78/100

Sazerac 18 yo 2010 Release

April 4, 2011
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The mix of fruit, exotic spices and dry wood flavours in this rye is excellent. The age is well noticeable, but the spirit is so rich it has no problems to deal with it. – Rating: 88/100

High West Rendezvous Rye

May 1, 2010

This rye has an extraordinary nose, on the palate it seems bit shy at first but soon develops an amazing complexity. A quite sophisticated whiskey that should be enjoyed neat to show all of its qualities. – Score: 87/100

Rittenhouse Rye 100 Proof

July 21, 2009

Definitely more “edgy” than a bourbon. Very dominant wood influence that you have to like in order to appreciate the whisky. I do. – Score: 82/100