Issue Seven Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Traverse City – North Coast Rye

Traverse City 
North Coast Rye 
Traverse City Whiskey Co.

Proof: 90
ABV: 45%
Style: Rye
State: MI
Price: $$$

Peggy Noe Stevens 8.4

Nose: Honeysuckle and hibiscus. Light white pepper and almond with a pound cake base. Soft apricot and honey. Oak with a splash of caramel.

Palate: Surprising spice note that hovers the perimeter of your mouth with pleasing baking spices. Warm candied apple and oak that moves to soft vanilla.

Finish: Nice tannins that don’t overpower and leaves a warm cherry-like essence.

Comments: For the rye drinker that does not like a soft courting of  spice.

Susan Reigler 8.1 

Nose: No mistaking this for a whiskey other than a rye. Distinctive white pepper spice and a dash of cardamom.

Palate: Pleasantly peppery, with ripe apples and dark cherries. The flavors are smooth and balanced without being hot or over spiced.

Finish: Starts a bit sweet, with the spices vanishing quickly. No traces of bitter tannins on the dry ending.

Comments: It’s flavorful but not complex. It’s works well neat and would do well in a cocktail. 


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