The discharge final yr of Sagamore Spirit’s first bottled-in-bond rye, made totally in-house at their Baltimore distillery, considerably overshadowed the discharge of this whiskey, an eight-year-old Reserve Sequence providing distilled on contract in Indiana. Whereas the distillery’s Reserve Sequence has usually targeted on distinctive finishes like tequila and calvados, Sagamore stored issues easy with this one, bottling its oldest rye but at a wholesome cask energy. Let’s take it for a spin, lets?
The aroma is darkish and toasty with heat notes of gingersnaps and pie spice, all kissed with a little bit of orange zest and a delicate trace of dried herbs. It’s at first a bit restrained however actually builds with time within the glass. On the palate, that is traditional, barrel proof rye with an enormous kick of cinnamon and nutmeg on the outset that transitions to fruitier candied orange and darkish cherry notes. There’s some cola within the combine, as properly, together with a wholesome black pepper spice that grows with a hugging heat. The end is crammed with candied nuts, darkish toffee, and lingering notes of orange marmalade on cinnamon toast. Rounded and balanced with a pleasant mixture of spice and sweetness. There’s nothing overly distinctive about this one, besides for a way good it’s.
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