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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.
Raised in the great state of Tennessee, Matt has a hard time admitting the native spirit of the Bluegrass neighbor to the north captured his obsession (& most of his wallet). Having progressed through the red solo cup days to a passion for a barrel-proof wheated bourbon, neat, Matt is always on the hunt for the next bottle. When he is not scouting or sipping bourbon, Matt spends time with his wife and four children. When he needs money for the next trip to Bardstown, Matt manages a wealth management firm. He always buys bourbon to drink and believes nothing should come between friends except two rocks glasses and a three-finger pour.
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