Old Overholt Rye

Old Overholt

Price: $18 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Jim Beam / Beam Suntory

Region: Kentucky

40% ABV

Mashbill: Undisclosed (Barely legal rye)

Aged For: Minimum 4 years

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4

Chill Filtered: Yes



Color: Tarnished gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Young grains, vanilla, caramel, oak and cinnamon

Mouthfeel: Watery

Palate/Taste: Cinnamon bite, then floral, then peppery with tobacco and young rye notes.

Finish: Heat subsides quickly and is replaced by faint oak and vanilla

Thoughts: Too watery and young to be enjoyed neat, but a nice option for rye based cocktails based on its price and availability.

Score: 73 out of 100

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