Hoovers Revenge Ragged Mountain Rye Whiskey

Rye — Colorado , USA

Tasted October 21, 2020
3.5 out of 5 stars
The color I saw in this crazy rye was a light copper color, while its legs were medium thick and oily. The nose was weird, almost scotchy. I got a few notes like honey, smoke, a salty funk, and an almost peaty smell? I’m not sure what was going on; none of these were bad smells, but coming from a rye it made me wonder if my senses were off this day. The palate was strong and hot. There started off a sour taste, but then a transition into salted caramel and honey. The last sensation on the palate was a dryness like from white grape skins. The finish was long and went down with some heat and came off of the palate and melted again into a sour taste. Overall I thought it was pretty good. It was a strong dram but a confusing one. The scotch-like notes threw me for a loop. I will need to have this one again soon.