Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey (80 proof)
Old Overholt // Kentucky, USA
This brand is named after Abraham Overholt, a Pennsylvania farmer that had switched his focus from farming to distilling in the early 1800s. At beginning of Prohibition, the whiskey was granted a medicinal license and the popularity of the brand surged. The Pennsylvania brand has survived, but has been produced in Kentucky for some time now and is currently owned by Beam Suntory.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"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."