ABV: 40.5 %
Origin: Kentucky, USA
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 1
Nose: This is sweet and minty. At first there’s a minty cloud sitting on top of sweet vanilla and anise. It’s very mild and easy to approach and never really seems to change. The mint becomes slightly sharper over time in the glass and it becomes more pepperminty. The oak is peeking through out on the edges and there’s a slightly spirity note pushing through in the center. This is a decent nose. It’s not especially interesting nor complex. It lacks a lot in power and body though.
Mouth: It starts out very flat and it’s way too mild. There’s a brown sugar sweetness which soon is joined by the vanilla, mint and anise. There’s a tiny marzipan note in the back but when the tiny spicyness start to arrive it brings the peppermint forward. The oak is still out on the edges and the middle becomes slightly fruity with time. It’s a green apple kind of fruitiness, but it’s not especially specific.
Finish: The transition is very straight forward. A small increase in peppermint is there but otherwise it’s just a continuation of the other flavours. Everything drops quite fast though and the finish is mostly a new sawdust oakiness with a minty overlay. This is a decent whisky. It’s way to flat and boring but it delivers an extremely easy approach and decent flavours.
This rye is aged for at least 5 years in barrels with No. 4 ”alligator” char. The mashbill consists of 51 % rye, 37 % corn and 12 % barley.
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