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Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey Tasting notes and reviews

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Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey

Brand
Pikesville
Expression
Straight Rye Whiskey
Type
American Whiskey ~ Rye
Abv
55.00%
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.heavenhill.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

90
Nose
Dense and robust with treacle, dark rye bread, dark spices and dark herbs. Yes, it's a bit dark! Sweet oak adds lightness and corn adds sweetness. With time earth, liquorice and roasted coffee.
Palate
Full of toffee, treacle, dark rye and dark wood spices. Hints of sweet corn and honey along with subtle vanilla, but the oak is becoming increasingly bitter.
Finish
Intense and mouth-watering. The bitter spices grab you by the doobries and refuse to let go!
Comment
It's a bit hardcore this one. If you have an allergy to bitter spices then I'd pass.

Joel Harrison

86
Nose
Royal jelly and pulled pork. It is like the Queen hosting a Texan barbecue at Buck Pal. There is a smoothness to this spicy whiskey which is unusual, but welcoming.
Palate
Smooth, and would be perfect over rocks with a game of cards. Cinnamon, nutmeg and drying oak balance out the sweet vanilla tones to give a dram that sits well on the palate.
Finish
Spice, sweetness and honey.
Comment
A good example of a whiskey from the Americas which could be a sipper in its own right.
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