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Pikesville Straight Rye

I have tasted a lot of rye recently, Bulleit, Jim Beam and now Pikesville. None of them have done anything to suggest Sazerac is going to be replaced as my “go to rye” anytime soon. The nose is subdued, some bubblegum and then with time I can get some pear and the rye grain as well. Very fresh and nice if a little shy. The taste is sweet (flat cola?) at first and then fruit notes which fade away to the pepper and spice you would expect to find. Short finish with a little oak bite and not massively complex and probably better suited to a cocktail or a tumbler full of ice than a nosing glass.   Good price though (if you can find it).

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  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Type: Rye
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Indeed

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