We think you can never have too much rye, so our High Rye Bourbon recipe approaches the upper limit of allowable rye grain in a bourbon mash bill.Redemption WhiskeyClick to explore our complete library of reviews to help you choose your next perfect bottle.
REDEMPTION HIGH RYE BOURBON
NOSE: Corn | Vanilla | Sweet Dried Fruit | Nutmeg
TASTE: Corn | Caramel | Rye Spice | Char
FINISH: Medium to long. Very spicy with char that remains on the palate past the swallow.
SHARE WITH: Friends who will enjoy a simple and drinkable bourbon as well as MGP fans.
WORTH THE PRICE: This one is at the upper-echelon of bottom-shelf whiskey. I would not go above MSRP.
BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: This one is definitely a Bar rating. A very average Bourbon lacking much in depth.
OVERALL: Redemption High Rye Bourbon is something I've been hemming-and-hawing about for the last year. It has a very attractive, low-entry price and it is from MGP, something only a few years ago was sneered at and in the last couple, suddenly treasured.
I hoped Redemption High Rye Bourbon would be an opportunity to #RespectTheBottomShelf but this didn't quite make my cut of a great low-cost gem. There was nothing really wrong with this Bourbon, it just was very average with a punch of ethanol despite allowing it to rest about 20 minutes prior to sipping.
I don't want to leave the impression this is a bad whiskey because it isn't. But, it also isn't a shining star. Yet, when one of the best things about a whiskey is its creamy mouthfeel, that's not something that wets my whistle.
This would be a good Bourbon to use in cocktails. There are some very strong flavors. But, it also drinks a lot higher than its proof statement.
Try this one at a Bar (or friend's house) first before committing to a bottle. MGP fans should try this as well so they can get a complete idea of what they offer. Cheers!
Known throughout Wisconsin (and now the world) as Whiskeyfellow, Jeff was a late-bloomer to the Wonderful World of Whiskey. At the suggestion of his wife, he started with Scotch and was hooked. He was under the impression that he was happy. A friend asked him several times to try Bourbon, and he eventually gave in, only to fall completely in love with it. Those first steps started him on his #DrinkCurious adventure that led him to #RespectTheBottomShelf. Jeff now relishes many types of whiskeys, ranging from the super-affordable to the super-premium and everything in between. Aside from simply sipping and writing about it, Jeff now enjoys spreading the whiskey gospel by hosting educational tasting events.
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