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Dark Horse Renunion Rye Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Dark Horse Renunion Rye

Brand
Dark Horse
Expression
Renunion Rye
Type
American Whiskey ~ Rye
Abv
44.50%
Region
Kansas

Annabel Meikle

79
Nose
Rusty copper and roasting tins, but this wears off. Espresso and orange lollipops. Turkish Delight flavoured with pear and apple. Melted lolly with water, unsurprisingly.
Palate
Minted toffee like humbugs, then a little lavender and clove. Spiced orange and ginger tea with a cinnamon stick infused in it.
Finish
Warming spice followed by cooling menthol.
Comment
I found this slightly strange but I like it.

Chris Goodrum

81
Nose
More polished and less visceral than the Reserve Bourbon but it still has plenty of youthful, herbal rye and sweet oak. Hints of baked apple, orange, sweet liquorice and cigar smoke.
Palate
Like the nose it is polished and opens with plenty of sweet oak. The herbal rye is a little buried but the spice begins to build well towards the middle. Quite juicy with hints of citrus and liquorice.
Finish
Long and herbal with a pure vanilla pod sweetness.
Comment
Very enjoyable but just lacks the raw intensity of the Reserve Bourbon.
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