Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey

Rye

Old Overholt // Kentucky, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    86
  • Avg. Rating

    3.14
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 434 )

This is named after Abraham Overholt, a Pennsylvania farmer that had switched his focus from farming to distilling in the early 1800's. At beginning of Prohibition, the whiskey was granted a medicinal license and the popularity of the brand surged. The brand has survived, but has been produced in Kentucky for some time now and currently owned by Beam.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new American Oak

Tasting Notes

"Next time you take a shot of this rye, take a minute and actually smell the whiskey. You'll notice a pleasing aroma full of dark grain, char smoke, and cherry vanilla cola. The whiskey is quite hollow on your palate and not very full, but the finish is pleasing enough. You are left with the dark grain and char wood aromas."

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Flavor Profile

Vanilla & Spicy