High West Rendezvous Rye

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Grade: B+

Type: American, Rye

Age: N/A

ABV: 46.00%

Price: $56

Availability: Better Whiskey Stores

This expression is a vat of 6 year 95% rye from Indiana and a 16 year 80% rye from Kentucky. The nose is floral with rye spice and tree bark. The palate is spicy but a little different than a typical rye, lots of wood, nice sweet balance, dried barley. The finish is full of heat but in a pleasant way, tastes like a cask strength rye with a great balance and a lot of character. A must try for rye lovers

George Dickel Rye

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Grade: B-

Type: American, Rye, Indiana

Age: N/A

ABV: 45.00%

Price: $23

Availability: Wide

This is the only expression by Dickel that is produced in Indiana. The nose of this is a typical pickle juice and light rye spice. The palate is a bit light for a rye, smooth, pepper, LDI spice. The finish is not very complex, mint and clove. If you are looking for what I call a big bad rye with a dominating complex flavor, then this isn’t it. If you are looking for a smooth and nicely balanced rye, then this may just be the expression for you. C+/B-

Willett Rye 4yo

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Grade: B+/B

Type: American, Rye, Indiana

Age: 4 Yrs

ABV: 55.00%

Price: $45

Availability: Better Whiskey Stores

The nose, LDI big rye, spice and brine, cloves. The palate is sweet and very spicy, cinnamon, oak. The finish is hot and very long, quite lovely as the complex palate really compliments this super hot finish. This is a single barrel No. 24A bottle 24/174. This is a very powerful but delicious rye.