Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey

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J. Rieger & Co. // Indiana (bottled in Missouri), USA

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  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    3.68
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 111 )

J. Rieger & Co. is a distillery that was established in 1887. Long since gone, this brand was resurrected in 2010 by Ryan Maybee, partner at the Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange in Kansas City and Andy Rieger, great-great-great grandson of Jacob Rieger, the original founder. This is sourced whiskey from Indiana and consists of a corn & malt light whiskey and a straight rye, both aged for a minimum of 7 years. To this, 15 year-old oloroso sherry is added not exceeding 2.5% of the volume, a common occurrence in American whiskey in the 1800's, but had fallen out of favor after Prohibition. This is legally allowable under the generic "American whiskey" category.

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    NAS
  • abv
    46.0
  • Other Whiskey
    A spirit distilled from a mash of grain(s) at less than 95% ABV, bottled at no less than 40% ABV. The product must have characteristics, taste, and aroma generally attributed to whiskey
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Tasting Notes

"Char smoke, lots of barrel spices, and vanilla maple syrup are the major chords on the nose, but sweet red fruit and a hint of dried grass are playing the minor notes. Initially sweet on the tongue, your senses are soon flooded with spice. The whiskey is a bit lean on the mid-palate, but the finish is pleasant with bitter and sweet notes in harmony with just a splash of red fruit added for good measure. "

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Flavor Profile

Spicy & Sweet