Browsing: Rye Whiskey

Pikesville Rye Whiskey Review

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ModernThirst.com tastes and reviews Pikesville Straight Rye from Heaven Hill Distilleries, the resurrection of a classic Maryland-style rye whiskey brand.

Review: A Midwinter Nights Dram; Act 2.9, Scene 710

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There whiskey strikes a great balance of cooking spices with a little heat from the alcohol on the back of the tongue, making this a really nice sip. In fact, it’s one of the better rye whiskeys I’ve tasted in recent months, and I wish I’d picked up more of it. Very nice.

Rittenhouse Rye Bottled-in-Bond Review

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Rittenhouse should be considered one of the better value pours on the market, and one of the richer, more complex rye whiskeys available. Perhaps it’s Heaven Hill’s cost of money, maybe it’s just good business sense, but Heaven Hill continues to produce outstanding whiskeys at great values that remain available regularly on shelves.

Willett XCF Version 1.0 Review

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It’s just a little too unbalanced to give a solid recommendation, but it’s not a complete whiff on Willett’s part. I’m sure this style will have its fans just the way it is. This feels like a liqueur crying out to be used in a cocktail rather than sipped neat, and for $150, it may price itself out of that market.

Smooth Ambler Old Scout Rye Whiskey Review

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Lots of citrus sweetness on the tip of the tongue. Candied pears, peaches, and lemon greet the mouth, and give way to a rounded simple-syrup sweetness on the middle of the tongue.

Masterson’s Rye Review

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A flawed offering from Masterson’s, this Rye leans far too heavily on the ultra-sweet and citrus flavors to the detriment of all else.

Willett Family Estate 4 Year Rye (Barrel 33) Review

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At under $40, this is actually an outstanding rye whiskey. In fact, at any price, it’s an exceptional spirit, and it shows that great care must be taken by the Willett family when selecting and purchasing their barrels.