Issue Three Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

McKenzie – Straight Rye Whiskey

McKenzie
Straight Rye Whiskey
Finger Lakes Distilling

Proof: 90
ABV: 45.5%
Style: Rye
State: NY
Price: $$$

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
its elegance. 

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. 

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