Rye — (bottled in) Kentucky, Multiple Countries
Reviewed April 28, 2021 (edited July 15, 2021)
Nose- Apricot jam and currant leads. The nose is sweet and intoxicating. Palate- There is a sweet and sour taste going on that is very nice. I am surprised at the richness this brings as just looking at the bottle you might judge it as too light, or think younger ryes. There is some pepper notes at the rear and an almost umami tangy, funkiness too it. The flavors are very layered and not disjointed as I was worried about with 3 different finishes in the blend. Nicely done! Finish: If there is a weakness for me it might be in the finish. It kind of goes out on a bit of newer white rum taste. A bit of iodine right at the end. I yearned for that old barrel funky taste from the Martinique rum and the absence of that was my disappointment. Overall: Definately a buy. I was reluctant at 79.99. Looked gimmicky and too much going on. To my surprise this kind of evoked the spirit of Wild Turkey Forgiven- one of my fovorite bourye experiments! It is cidery, sweet, and tangy like that with a spiciness at the end. Barrell did something very nice here.
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