Roknar Rye

Roknar Rye

Price: $45 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Far North Spirits

Region: Minnesota

47% ABV

Mashbill: 80% rye, 10% corn, 10% malted barley

Aged For: Less than 2 years

Cask Type: New charred American oak, finished in oloroso sherry and cognac casks

Chill Filtered: Yes?

 


 

Color: Dark Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Raisin, cinnamon, young spirit, grape, wet wood, sugar.

Mouthfeel: Syrupy

Palate/Taste: Sweet raspberry jam, with cinnamon, clove, and young rye grain.

Finish: Medium warmth and lasting ethanol burn with pepper and spice.

Thoughts: It needs to be aged longer in the American oak for at least 4 years before being finished, but there is potential here.

Score: 72 out of 100