Price: $70 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: MGP & Barton / High West
Mashbill: 95% rye, 5% barley from MGP & 53% rye, 37% corn, 10% barley from Barton
Aged For: Minimum 2 years
Cask Type: New charred white American oak, finished in French oak that held vermouth and syrah
Chill Filtered: No
Color: Reddish Mahagony
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.
Nose: Vermouth, herbal, underlying rye spice, dill, and oak
Mouthfeel: Intermediate, slightly dry
Palate/Taste: Cinnamon, juniper, caramel, wine and vermouth, and wood
Finish: Caramel, cinnamon, and clove, with olive flavors.
Thoughts: I hate vermouth, so it’s no surprise I don’t care for this. The young rye and wine notes don’t work for me.
Score: 55 out of 100