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Riverset Straight Rye Whiskey
NOSE: Red Apple | Clove | Honey
TASTE: Vanilla | Anise | Tobacco Leaf
FINISH: Slow burn in the front, Oak party in the back
SHARE WITH: Bourbon fans that don’t typically drink rye whiskey
WORTH THE PRICE: At $30, this is a bottle that pairs nicely with the bourbon product as solid well rye whiskey for the home bar.
BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: Bottle. This is a rye whiskey that can drink neat or form a solid base for a cocktail.
OVERALL: The mashbill is misleading as 95% rye typically produces much more evergreen than sweet aromatics. The mouthfeel and sweetness causes this to drink much more like a bourbon than a rye. It’s more viscous and full-bodied than similar high rye whiskies. If you are into a standard rye whiskey profile this is not for you; but if you love good bourbon and typically stay away from rye whiskey this may be a gateway pour for you.