Balcones Texas Rye 100 Proof

Rye — Texas, USA

3.5 out of 5 stars
Overall a fascinating spirit. Incredibly dark notes on the palate with chocolate and hazelnut, almost to a cocoa powder degree. The nose is much more refined, with subtle dark cherry. As a 100% Rye, it really catches you off guard. My guess is this spirit was a wild horse out of the still; 1.5yr of aging likely calmed this down to something enjoyable. The pepper eludes me!