Redemption High-Rye Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Batch 047, Bottle 2051
What the Bottler Says:
We think you can never have too much rye, so our High-Rye Bourbon mash-bill approaches the upper limit of allowable rye grain in a bourbon mash-bill. Bottled at 92 proof the dry spiciness of the rye balances the sweetness of the corn for a really wonderful sipping experience on its own or in classic cocktail recipes.
38.2% Premium Rye
1.8% Barley Malt
What Richard Says:
Nose: Creme brulee, white and black pepper, and a surprising amount of alcohol. I chalk it up to the youth of the bourbon but the nose has the alcohol notes of something bottle with another 10%-15% alcohol by volume.
Palate: Sweetened corn pudding with lots of rye pepper spice.
Finish: Heavy on the pepper and wood.
Comments: Not much of a drinker this one. I can’t say I especially enjoy it as a sipping bourbon. It’s not off putting but just not something I would gravitate toward in the home bar. However, the high rye recipe practically screams to be used in cocktails. We had round after round of sours and Ward 8’s to send off my last bottle.