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Review: High Plains Rye

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This merely bottled whiskey, purporting to be a “mix of straight rye whiskeys” would in all probability be simple to gloss over had been it not for what comes subsequent on the label: “chosen and blended by Jim Rutledge.”

Jim, as many readers know, is the previous distiller at 4 Roses and is now making a reputation for himself once more with a wide range of restricted version and one-off releases like Blue Run. Excessive Plains has far more modest aspirations, which might be excellent news for a lot of drinkers hoping to supply a bottle of one thing that Jim has put his fingers on.

We obtained a bottle to style. However first, some particulars:

The J. W. Rutledge Distillery workforce has been engaged on Excessive Plains Rye for greater than a yr. This multi-state mix consists of 5 straight rye whiskeys from 4 states – Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and New York (listed alphabetically). Every straight whiskey utilized in Excessive Plains Rye has its personal distinctive recipe—various from 51% rye grain to 100% rye—and yeast pressure. This generates a really distinct taste profile and weighs in a 48.5% abv.

“So much went into the choice of the whiskies that we use for this mix,” stated Grasp Distiller Jim Rutledge. “I’ve needed to do a rye for a very long time, however I needed it to be one thing distinctive. By combining these 5 totally different recipes, we created a very nice straight rye whiskey that’s light on the palate with a pleasant, easy end.”

Including to that’s some additional information. The whiskey doesn’t carry an age assertion however is alleged to be 4 years outdated. The precise distilleries within the combine are Kentucky Artisan, Center West, MGP, and New York Distilling — so fairly a forged of characters.

The whiskey’s nostril is straight away youthful, ample barrel char melding properly sufficient with some traditional rye spice character — cardamom, dusky clove, pepper, and only a pinch of brown sugar. Gentle on the palate, the charred barrel notes are decidedly restrained — that’s a superb factor — which lets extra unique components by: Indian spices (virtually curry-like at instances), Earl Gray tea, and a few dried fruit notes, all knowledgeable by a wholesome grind of pepper. There’s a perfumed, virtually incense-like high quality to the whiskey, surprisingly delicate contemplating its constituent substances, although a toasty granary observe — touched with butterscotch — comes again into give attention to the again finish, providing a reasonably blunt, easy, and considerably pedestrian end.

97 proof.

B / $55

Excessive Plains Rye




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