Issue 14 Peggy Noe Stevens Recommended Susan Reigler Tastings

Tasting: Castle & Key Restoration Rye

Castle & Key

Castle & Key Distillery

Restoration Rye

Castle & Key Distillery


Proof: 102
ABV: 51.5%
Style: Rye
State: KY
Price: $$$


Peggy Noe Stevens

Nose
Delicious rye tones, almost savory. Dark brown sugar with black cherry and juicy plum. Marshmallow and bits of cocoa, yet some earthy undertones.

Palate
Fabulous texture and mouthfeel with rich caramel and black tea. Dense wood notes and vanilla bean and toffee. 

Finish
Pleasing warmth and structured for the long-haul finish with toast and char.

Comments
Dense and concentrated flavors that make you lick your lips, so you do not miss a drop.

Score

9.1


Susan Reigler

Nose
Multi-grain cereal with herbal rye notes. The faint presence of very ripe apple. No alcohol heat even with its three-digit proof.

Palate
Rye grass zips across the tongue leaving a trail of dried apples, white pepper, and some toasted rye bread crust. 

Finish
Long, dry, and smooth. Lingers just enough to hold one’s attention between sips.

Comments
A very balanced whiskey that will please both rye fiends and curious Bourbon drinkers.

Score

9.0


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