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For such a humble model, Old Overholt Rye has undergone an awfully giant variety of reinventions over the past decade, together with a full relaunch with proof change solely 2 years in the past, a bonded expression, and an overproof version. Now standard-issue Outdated Overholt is altering as soon as once more, protecting the brand new 43% abv however including a 4 yr previous age assertion. (The earlier whiskey was 3 years previous and buried in nice print on the label.)
With that, let’s dig into the newest incarnation of one in all whiskeydom’s most venerable manufacturers.
The whiskey’s nostril stays enigmatic, nearer to bourbon than rye in some ways, with clear peanut and popcorn notes informing components of grassy rye spice, allspice, and previous menthol lozenges. It’s as innocent as could be on the nostril, and far the identical on the palate, slathering the tongue with peanut butter and a touch of baked apple earlier than gently sliding into spicier DMs — extra cinnamon is outstanding, with some cardamom, a little bit of barrel char, and a few sesame notes. The end leans again into that peanut and popcorn character, once more making me marvel precisely how a lot rye is used within the recipe for this whiskey. Whereas it might say rye on the label, this whiskey’s coronary heart stays within the cornfield.