7 January, 2013
Redemption RyePosted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Whiskey/Whisky on by : The Gourmez
Seriously, that label is like porn to this foodie. The color, the slightly askew bold font with cursive writing and the handwritten lot # — I don’t know how to describe it. It does things to me. Things like make me buy the bottle. And I have not been disappointed since I did.
The whiskey’s color is yellow-brown, like light corn syrup. It smells sweet for whiskey, bringing corn to mind. The alcohol burn hits first on sipping, but it passes fast. I would call it medium bodied with vanilla, bacon, and butter notes that are really pleasant rolling over your tongue.
That’s all I have to say. It’s delicious, and I’ll buy more.
Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:
It has an awesome spicy flavor. It’s like biting into a loaf of fresh homemade rye bread.
Nose: much more wood, lots of pine, rye grain, cacao. Taste: sweet up front, lots of rye spice and pine green … It is decidedly youthful … not something I would be too keen to sip regularly (Rittenhouse BiB and Sazerac 6 do a much better job), but the higher proof means that it would be an even better choice for making cocktails.
Paul: Deep orange in color and had a sweet, almost floral, nose. Initially the taste I got from this was a bit of citrus fruit … The finish is sweeter, and it is not overpowering … I would definitely go back for this as it seems reasonably available and priced acceptably.
Ryan: It started with a citrus note that faded very quickly and finished with a sweet vanilla caramel. It was a thin whiskey that finished almost as fast as it started.
Reviewed 19 Nov 12.