Rye Batch 259
Bardstown Barrel Selections
Peggy Noe Stevens
Nose: Corn pudding. Second nose shouts out some beautiful florals and a background of oak, but still gives some wood sugar and tea
Palate: Golden brown sugar with the corn essence still lurking. The florals dance a bit, but citrus brightens into some fruity sugars.
Finish: Easy going and playful with the florals, just extends over to a light spice and oak at the end.
Comments: Highly mixable for a cocktail that is airy and soft.
Nose: Taffy dusted with brown sugar and a faint note of rye spice. Very subtle, so neither enticing nor off-putting. Then alcohol nudges away the initial aromas.
Palate: Herbal rye, countered by light caramel, blackberry, and cinnamon.
Finish: It’s medium long and smooth, characterized by sweet, nutty oak.
Comments: Would make a fine cocktail base, but perhaps not a satisfying neat sip for a rye enthusiast.