No age statement
Product of: United States
This 12-year-old rye was made at the Seagrams Distillery in Lawrenceberg Indiana, originally destined for Japan as a 6-year-old rye in 2003. Apparently five barrels didn't fit in the shipping container and were "rediscovered" when Pernod Ricard sold the Indiana plant to Angostura in 2008. Read more
Sampled on 30/08/2011
Clear, deep bronze with bright golden highlights.
Refined obviously spicy rye with clove and cinnamon spice, chargrilled corn-on-the-cob and buttered toast.
Superbly complex palate with old leathery rye and cinnamon led spice, dried apple fruit, honey, caramel, hazelnuts and bitter chocolate.
Long, dry oaky, spicy finish has a smokiness to it that is freshened by fresh mint.
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap