New England Distilling Gunpowder Rye

Rye

New England Distilling // Maine, USA

community rating

3.22
3 out of 5 stars
( 39 )

Distilled at New England Distilling in Portland, Maine, Gunpowder Rye is a throwback to bold, old-style rye whiskey. It's young and it's rough, but that's the point. Unlike many rye whiskeys, this one uses no corn in its mash bill--just rye (70%) and barley (30%).

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    43.5
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"The nose is bright, young, and grassy. There's hay, honey, and juicy cantaloupe, but no rye spice to speak of. The rye asserts itself on the palate, however, with a healthy dose of spice that melts into something bitter and dry with oak notes and a bit of caramel. Rye often deals with a young age well, and that is certainly the case here. "

Score 85

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