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A number of years in the past Drew launched us to Colorado’s Distillery 291. Now we’re again with a have a look at its newest whiskey, which begins as 291 Colorado Rye Whiskey, aged in new American white oak barrels and completed with aspen staves. From there, the whiskey is completed for 4 months in barrels beforehand used to barrel-age Wisconsin maple syrup by producer Lincoln County Reserve Maple Syrup. Therefore the “M” — for maple. The completed product is bottled at cask energy.
The nostril melds candy syrup notes with the daring granary character of a younger rye. The latter tends to dominate, although an interesting be aware of dried figs and spiced nuts is enduring, enriching the aromatics. The palate is biting at full proof, once more balancing cereal and an aggressively candy fruit be aware that evokes Port-soaked cherries, macerated figs, and — as anticipated — a great deal of maple syrup. That syrup be aware is all-encompassing because the end arrives, and given the viscosity of the high-test whiskey, it comes throughout on the tongue like one thing you would possibly pour over pancakes — supplied you needed to be utterly knocked out on the sofa earlier than lunchtime.
I typically like sweeter whiskeys, and “M” manages to mood a few of 291 Rye’s extra brash traits. That mentioned, a shorter ending time would have labored superb for me on this one.
123.4 proof. 866 bottles produced. (It’s nonetheless fairly broadly accessible should you’re .)
B+ / $105 / distillery291.com