Sherry Cask Finished Rye
Peggy Noe Stevens 7.0
Nose: Muted grains and a sniff of cola. Some floral notes and short toast points. It’s a little lackluster initially.
Palate: The palate heats up with a bright cinnamon and cotton candy. Flavors are backed by toasted oak.
Finish: When the heat ceases, a creamy finish plays across the palate.
Comments: A hide and go seek whiskey.
Susan Reigler 7.0
Nose: Canned fruit cocktail which isn’t very characteristic of rye, so obviously the sherry cask influence is strong. Sweetness is balanced by some cereal notes.
Palate: Fruit juice sweetness here that is right on verge of cloying. Very little spice other than a dash of pepper.
Finish: Dry pepper that persists. All trace of fruit has vanished.
Comments: It would be hard to identify as a rye given the fruitiness. Not unpleasant. But differs from the category’s style.