Bone Snapper Rye Whiskey Single Barrel
Rye — USA
Reviewed March 1, 2023 (edited March 2, 2023)
Single barrel Store pick from Pitch restaurant, Scottsdale AZ. 100.6% ABV, aged 9 yrs 11 months. As a fan of Bonesnapper X-ray, I’m intrigued. Nose brings everything I’m looking for in a rye; poppyseed muffin, lemongrass, caraway seed, snickerdoodle cookie, mint, thyme, and dusty oak. Ethanol is pleasantly low. Palate matches the nose precisely. Simply refer to the above. Flavors are well rounded and integrated, with no one element overpowering. Delicious. Finish is tasty but oddly short with lemon zest, white pepper, and peppermint. Some residual sweetness from the palate keeps it from becoming jarring. Mouthfeel is full bodied and oily as hell, which really elevates this to the next level. I’m going to be honest; I normally like my ryes 110+ proof and I want them to punch me in the face. This is more of a soft caress. But for a mid proof rye, there’s a lot to like here. Not only does it not have any major flaws, it borders on superior. I paid $90 for this and given the age statement that seems pretty fair. There’s only one small problem: I can get the bolder, higher proof X-Ray for $54 and frankly that’s exactly what I will do in the future. That said, this far from sucks.
90.0 USD per Bottle
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