Blend of two straight ryes – one distilled by High West that’s 80% rye and 20% malted rye, and one sourced from MGP Ingredients that’s 95% rye and 5% barley; ratio between the two ryes is not disclosed; 98.6 proof/49.3% alcohol by volume; MSRP of $100 for a 750 ml bottle. Park City, Utah.
Deep bronze color, with legs that stick to the side of the glass.
Sawdust, wet wood, cherries, and caramel sweetness. There is rye spiciness, but not the earthy scents you sometimes find with rye whiskey.
The rye spice is more front and center in the mouth than it was in the nose, though it’s friendly and gentle. I also taste cinnamon, vanilla bean ice cream, figs, leather, and toasted oak. It provides a medium-long finish with a peppermint candy finish that runs along the sides of the tongue.