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Sonoma County Cherrywood Rye Whiskey Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 140 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 140

A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies

 

Sonoma County Cherrywood Rye Whiskey

Brand
Sonoma County
Expression
Cherrywood Rye Whiskey
Type
American Whiskey ~ Rye
Abv
48.00%
Region
California
Website
sonomacountydistilling.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

69
Nose
Pungent and feinty with lanolin and very young herbal rye. This is barely out of its nappy! With time some nascent toasty oak appears.
Palate
Not quite as pungent and feinty with a touch more oak and corn to balance the oily, raw, herbal rye. The impurities in the spirit begin to build however.
Finish
Intense, hot, feinty and herbal.
Comment
This should have been given a lot more time in the cask, it's been bottled far too early and thus it's very difficult to evaluate because of the impurities that haven't been removed by the oak.

Joel Harrison

60
Nose
Floor polish comes out first from this glass, with a rather off-note of dry cork and copper.
Palate
One dimensional with copper, some orange but ultimately a bit like licking a 9v battery.
Finish
Acidy and dry.
Comment
Would work in a warmed winter punch for the festive season.
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