- PRODUCER: B.R. Distilling Company, LLC
- DISTILLER: Undisclosed (Tennessee Distiller)
- MASH BILL: 95% Rye | 5% Malted Barley
- Batch Size: 20 Barrels
- AGE: A minimum of four years
- YEAR: 2020
- PROOF: 93 Proof (46.5% ABV), Unfiltered
- MSRP: $29.99
- BUY ONLINE: Wine-Searcher.com
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.
AGED: A minimum of four years
PRODUCT TYPE: Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey
MASH BILL: 95% Rye | 5% Malted Barley
PROOF & FILTRATION: 93 Proof, Unfiltered
Crafted in Memphis
NOSE: Vanilla | Spice
TASTE: Crisp Apple | Cinnamon | Vanilla | Oak
FINISH: Inherently smooth with lingering hints of vanilla, apple, and spice
"Riverset Rye is rich in flavor with hints of cinnamon, allspice, and vanilla blended with notes of brown sugar and dark fruits. Riverset Rye is great in cocktails but smooth enough for neat sipping.
We age our barrels along the winding bluffs of the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tennessee. The Delta heat and humidity provided by the long, hot summers cook our barrels low and slow like proper Memphis BBQ. This forces the whiskey deep into the oak, creating an unmistakably rich flavor.
Riverset is named in honor of the Mississippi River and the iconic riverboats that have long since navigated its waters. Historically, these riverboats were used to transport cumbersome barrels of whiskey from the hinterlands to the cities. In fact, so much whiskey was transported on the river in the nineteenth century that the Mississippi became known as the 'Whiskey River.' "
Disclaimer: B.R. Distilling Company, LLC provided Bourbon & Banter with a sample of their product for this review. We appreciate their willingness to allow us to review their products with no strings attached. Thank you.