Issue 15 Issue 15 Tastings Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Tasting: Coalition, Margaux Finished Rye


Margaux Finished Rye

Coalition Whiskey

Proof: 90.8
ABV: 45.4%
Style: Rye
State: KY
Price: $$$$

Peggy Noe Stevens

Nose: Heavy corn husk and weighty grains, then a glimmer of cardamom and dates. Malty and cereal tones. Maple syrup and vanilla cake.

Palate: Ginger and nutmeg with a whiff on honey. Candied cherries and crushed almonds. Streaks of char smoke are heavy at the end.

Finish: Char smoke is predominant in the finish, but the spices of ginger and nutmeg still appear. Dry finish.

Comments: Aromas jump out of the glass and invite you in for a spicy and smoky experience.



Susan Reigler

Nose: Rye toast, a little peppery dill, nutmeg, and Sugar Daddy toffee bar. Balanced by dry hay in a barn loft on a midsummer’s day.

Palate: Palate does not immediately deliver the complexity of the nose. It’s earthy, with herbaceous hay and oak the defining flavors.

Finish: Very, very dry – even arid. It starts with hay and ends with newly sawn oak.

Comments: More time in the glass helps some aromas from the nose appear as flavors in the glass. But only some.



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