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Old Overholt Canadian rye Tasting notes and reviews

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Old Overholt Canadian rye

Old Overholt
Canadian rye
American Whiskey ~ Rye
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Michael Jackson

Oil of peppermint. Exotic fruits.
Well rounded. Tightly combined flavours. Plenty of substance. Gingery. Rooty. Cedary. Some rye bitterness gradually emerging.
Firm, long, appetising.
Originally from Pennsylvania. For years, the only reasonably accessible rye. I would have liked it to be more extrovert, to say: “I'm a rye, whether you like me or not, and I'm coming out of the closet. ”

Dave Broom

Soft yet lean. Fruity, yet floral and peppery: there's menthol, red peppercorn/allspice/nutmeg, rye bread, bourbon biscuits and fermenting red wine.
Soft, full and chewy then builds in intensity with a powerful rye attack giving flavours of bitter chocolate, spices and a slight floury (not flowery) quality. Lovely weight and energy.
Dry, crackling. Hint of sweetness.
A real bargain. Beginners start here.
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