Leopold Maryland Style Rye Whiskey

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 43%

Proof: 86°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United States United States

Originally there were two styles of American rye whiskey: Pennsylvania Rye and Maryland Rye. Today's ryes tend towards what was Pennsylvania Rye. The Maryland style rye tended to be softer profile with lower rye content. Distilled in Denver, Colorado, this whiskey recreates the Maryland Rye style.

Maryland Rye often had a little prune or other dark fruit juice added (as is commonplace in rum today) to soften and add a fruit notes to the whiskey. The Leopold Brothers have sought to recreate this fruitiness by fermenting the rye with yeast strains known to create fruity esters.

The mashbill used is 65% rye, 15% corn and 20% malted barley and this whiskey is aged around four years.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 20/12/2014


(sample barrel No. 28) Clear, deep golden amber.


Leathery, oily kippers with balsawood, faint seaweed and clove with lemon zest, toasted almond and yeasty brown bread.


Spicy and leathery with oily fish, buttery oak and cinnamon.


Oily kippers, toasty oak, oily leather and cinnamon.

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Barcode UPC: 8 36137 00006 0
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper

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