Redemption Straight Rye

Rye

Redemption // Indiana, USA

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  1. bemost

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    It's fine and all, but doubt I would get a 2nd bottle - probably better options out there. Not bad, but nothing special about it that I can place. This is my 2nd tasting, after first opening it a couple months ago. I recall a more viscous, sweeter mouthfeel at that time. Maybe i'm just losing my mind? Anyway, the next rye I get will be something different, and I'll probably still have some of this left to compare it against. No complaints considering the $$.
    22.0 USD per Bottle
  2. modlyzko

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great whistle clean cheap sipper. Solid cocktail base too
    26.0 USD per Bottle
  3. TexasMonkey47

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  4. whiskeyed

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  5. anorably

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  6. dmoyer

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    Redemption Rye is yet another bottling of the 95% rye mash bill whiskey from MGP. Same as Bulliet, Dickel, and Templeton. And a few others I imagine that I don’t know yet. But while Bulliet and Dickel are solid ryes for the price point, Redemption leaves something to be desired. This whiskey is bottled at 46% ABV and is aged “not less than one year” in new charred oak barrels. Some write ups (including Distiller) have mentioned aging up to two and-a-half years. However, nowhere on the label does it claim to be “straight rye whiskey”, so I have my doubts. It may be a blend of barrels less than two years with a bit of slightly older stuff but in any case, this is a young whiskey and it shows. In the glass it’s a medium gold color, the first indication of its young age. Swirling leaves an oily coating but just a few slow legs. The nose is young grain whiskey, mild rye spice, a slight burn, and little else. There is a hint of fruitiness if you are patient enough to let it set a few. The palate is dry, minty, spicy oak. Little to no sweetness. The finish was actually unpleasant to me: just astringent, bitter oak tannins and an alcohol bite. This is not a good whiskey to sip neat. It does make a decent Manhattan; it’s dry, spicy character works well with the vermouth. This bottle was $24 locally. Not expensive, but considering the aforementioned Bulliet and Dickel can be had for the same or less, I will not bother with another one of these. 2.5/5. Cheers!
    24.0 USD per Bottle
  7. jodie

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  8. Violentj502

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    Meh....it’s just ok. Grab some wilderness trail rye instead.
  9. goalie30

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  10. goalie30

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
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