Honey Rye Liqueur
Style: Rye Liqueur
Peggy Noe Stevens
Nose: Dark raisin and sorghum. Some gingerbread and cane sugar. Cotton candy with barrel wood lifts quickly. Coffee note.
Palate: Port galore with that dark raisin, date and figs with honey. Brown sugar and savory bacon are a nice touch.
Finish: Finishes sweet and decadent, yet clean and inviting for another sip. Luxurious texture.
Comments: Reminds me of a Grahams Port that is a heady after-dinner drink.
Nose: Rye bread spread with honey. A little sweet grass and mixed berries. Walking past stalls in a farmers’ market.
Palate: The rye bread and honey are well balanced, with berries and brown sugar.
Finish: Gratifyingly clean for a liqueur. Not cloying. Stays on the tongue just long enough to say goodbye.
Comments: Serve this after dinner with a cup of espresso (lemon peel mandatory). Might also be a wonderful base for a cocktail garnished with a strip of bacon.