Peerless Straight Rye Whiskey

Rye

Peerless // Kentucky, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    92
  • Avg. Rating

    4.13
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 99 )

Released on May 20, 2017, this bottling marks the first Peerless Whiskey release in over 100 years. This Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey was made from a sweet, not a sour, mash at this grain-to-bottle distillery. It aged for 24 months in new, charred American oak and is bottled at a cask-strength of 53.8% ABV. The whiskey is not chill-filtered.

  • age
    24 Months
  • abv
    53.8
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"Bright spearmint opens on the nose, along with rye spice, cedar wood, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a touch of licorice. The palate booms its way open with big rye spice, nutmeg and cloves, astringent oak, and burnt toast. A long-lasting finish then takes a surprisingly sweet and rich turn, with resonating vanilla toffee and crème brûlée, backed by pepper, oak, and spice, elevating this dram from a good whiskey to an irresistible one."

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