3 Years Old Rye Whiskey
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.
Peggy Noe Stevens – 9.5
Nose: Rich caramel and full-bodied complexity of pipe smoke and dark dates and raisin. Spice leans on ginger and black pepper.
Palate: Equally provocative taste with full bodied mouthfeel and silky texture. Rush of crushed pecan and caramel is vibrant. Oak and leather dictate the earthy flavors.
Finish: Artfully balanced and long, warm finish.
Comment: A combination of power and elegance makes this a great sip!
Susan Reigler – 9.3
Nose: Rye grass and spice present immediately, followed by apple, light oak, and baking spices. Water reveals some chocolate.
Palate: Lots of stewed apples, pears, and prunes follow right on the heels of the herbal rye and vanilla flavors. Very well balanced with pepper and sweet oak.
Finish: The finish is long and warm. Water brings out milk chocolate.
Comment: This is a remarkably smooth whiskey at this proof. Complex and very easy to savor, too.