Turley Mill Single-Barrel Cask-Strength Straight Rye
KGB Spirits // (bottled in) New Mexico, USA
Simeon Turley produced Taos Lightning Rye in the mid 1800s until his death during the Taos Pueblo Revolt in 1847. KGB spirits has resurrected the brand, and Turley Mill is the cask-strength version. It's selected from single barrels of either 4 and 5 year old whiskey with a 95% rye mash bill, with proofs ranging between 115-128 depending on the cask.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Initially, the flavors of this whiskey are tightly clenched and difficult to separate. With some water, baked pumpernickel bread, dried fruits, and dark molasses emerge. A tart stripe of apricot and lemon peel cuts through it, with a subtle dose of cinnamon, nutmeg, pine cone, clove, and black pepper. A low trail of heat brings it into the finish and lingers in the throat; it is not tempered much with ice or water. "