Straight Rye Whiskey
Finger Lakes Distilling
Peggy Noe Stevens – 8.8
Nose: Caramel and apple cider twist. Fresh peach and paprika. Cassis and wood sugar. Horseradish and herbaceous basil
Palate: Savory oak and sassy coriander. A cotton candy streak. Spice notes and touts
Finish: A soft wasabi and grain mix. Tannins. Finishes clean and modest.
Comments: Yards of charm and harmonious rye expression.
Susan Reigler – 8.8
Nose: Rye grass, freshly harvested grain. This is followed by plenty of caramel, a distinct floral aroma.
Palate: Caramel and marzipan, cinnamon spiced apples. The rye spice follows and counters the sweetness of the other flavors, as do some oak tannins.
Finish: Long and sweet. Dries with a distinct, herbal rye finale.
Comments: Add a little water or an ice cube because the water turns the caramel to milk chocolate.