Issue Six Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Peerless Distilling – 3 Years Old Rye Whiskey

Peerless Distilling
3 Years Old Rye Whiskey 
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.

Proof: 109.1
ABV: 54.5%
Style: Rye
State: KY 
Price: $$$$

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.

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