MGP rye anyone? I'm a little too tired for an in depth review tonight, but it's Friday Rye-Day so I thought I'd pour this one up for a quick taste before I give myself a well deserved rest for the remainder of the evening.
Company on Label: Proof and Wood Ventures
Whiskey Type: Straight Rye Whiskey
Mash Bill Percentages: 95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley
Age: 6 years
Further identification: This single barrel is sourced from MGP; it was picked by the LJ Whiskey Family (Liquor Junction in MA)
Very zesty and spicy early on the nose, but not sharp or biting now that this bottle has been open for a little while. I remember my first experience with this pour being hot hot hot, but I'm going in expecting a new experience to this. Very dusty oak, with lemon and vanilla trying to poke out from the background. Herbal forward on the nose. Wow, a ton of that lemon zest and dill on the palate. As the proof rises up more dill and a new fresh sprig of mint leaf is rolling over me. This is an MGP rye lovers' rye through and through. Slightly malty back on the nose, but a majority of this is just super dusty. Subsequent sips of this definitely build upon the last. A slight tart cherry and cacao nibs build, with traces of cardamom coming through on the back end. Really solid sipper, but lacks a bit in the wow-factor.