Five Fathers Rye


Old Pogue // Kentucky, USA

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 17 )

Five Fathers is a tribute to 5 generations of the Pogue Family of distillers in Maysville, Kentucky. At the time of its 2013 release, this was the first whiskey distilled at the former Old Time Distillery in 70 years. The distilery became the Old Pogue Distillery in the late 1800s owned by Henry Edgar (H.E.) Pogue. It's made exclusively from malted rye. Note: pricing is for 375 ml.

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

Tasting Notes

"Most people think of spice when they think of rye, but this one is immediately floral and perfumey, though not in an unpleasant way. I've often wondered what the mist emanating from the wand of the Good Witch Glinda smells like, and this is probably pretty close - honeysuckle (something with poppies?), ginger, cloves, allspice, black pepper and vanilla cake icing. A little sawdusty on the finish, leaving a reminder that this isn't a dream, and we're drinking a whiskey less than a year old."

Score 82

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