Castle & Key Restoration Rye 2020 (Batch #1)

Rye

Castle & Key // Kentucky, USA

community rating

3.64
3 out of 5 stars
( 27 )

This is one of two whiskey batches released in December 2020 making them the first whiskey releases from the distillery which was founded in 2014. The mash bill used for the rye is 63% rye, 20% malted barley, and 17% yellow corn.

According to the brand, no batch of whiskey they make will taste the same. Batch #1 yielded 60 barrels and the whiskey was bottled at 51.

This is one of two whiskey batches released in December 2020 making them the first whiskey releases from the distillery which was founded in 2014. The mash bill used for the rye is 63% rye, 20% malted barley, and 17% yellow corn. According to the brand, no batch of whiskey they make will taste the same. Batch #1 yielded 60 barrels and the whiskey was bottled at 51.5% ABV.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    51.5
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"Honey roasted peanuts arise on the nose, along with graham crackers, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. The palate showcases more oomph from the rye, with spicy grain, tannic oak, and menthol, followed by crispy dark chocolate brownies, and a light touch of licorice. The finish offers peppermint, barrel char, and caramel drizzled atop spiced Christmas cake. A balanced rye that already shows well and is promising for the years ahead."

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Flavor Profile

Vanilla & Full Bodied