Issue Four Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Ransom – Rye, Barley, Wheat

Rye, Barley, Wheat
Ransom Spirits

Proof: 93.4
ABV: 46.7%
Style: Rye
State: OR
Price: $$

Peggy Noe Stevens – 8.4 

Nose: Cinnamon hiding around edges. Coffee with some dark fruits of plum and blackberry. Chocolate covered marshmallow and dates.

Palate: Cherry overlaid with suggestions of warm clove and coffee cake. Considerable smoke-tinged sorghum with a crisp bone dryness that eventually overshadows the fruit.

Finish: Long and spicy with oak and brown sugar. Dense and earthy.

Comment: The dry earthy flavors evolve and dance on the palate for an enjoyable sip.

Susan Reigler – 8.3

Nose: Strong rye grass and seeds with some caramel, white pepper, and a tiny bit of allspice and dried fruit. 

Palate: Dried apples and pears with caramel, some rye pepper spice and roasted nuts. A little drop of water really changes the fruit to raisins and dates. 

Finish: Long and spicy finish with plenty of peppery tannins. The oak sweetens as it lingers in the mouth and throat. 

Comment: Drink this whiskey with a single ice cube to appreciate how it will open and change. 


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