Colorado Rye Whiskey
Rob Allanson 8.8
Nose: Sweet, dusty books, metallic warming radiators. Hot buttered rye bread, citrus slices through with tangerine juice, Key Lime pie and lemon posset. Sweetness from vanilla and cream.
Palate: Gorgeously spiced with black pepper, dried red chilli and smoked sea salt. A black cherry tang then sweet vanilla pastry.
Finish: Mouth watering with cherry cola chews and gentle oak notes.
Comments: Just what I like in a rye – smooth but interesting. Manhattan time?
Sam Coyne 8.0
Nose: Luscious berries – fruit pie in vanilla custard, topped with brown sugar and cinnamon. A prickle of hot spice.
Palate: Caramel, but further red berries dominate. Warm sugary pastry and a peppery note. Arugula salad provides a little vegetal spice. Rye bread and cinnamon near the end.
Finish: Short, all flavors from the palate. Rye bread note is lasting.
Comments: A satisfying rye whiskey. Worth having behind the bar for cocktails.