Review: Sagamore Spirit Rye Tequila Finish

Review: Sagamore Spirit Rye Tequila Finish

Baltimore’s Sagamore Spirit continues its formidable but unusual ending program with a brand new Distiller’s Choose launch that sees its straight rye whiskey completed in further anejo tequila barrels. There’ s no phrase on how lengthy the spirit is completed (and even how outdated it’s earlier than going into the tequila cask), or the identify of the distillery that supplied the tequila barrels. That’s numerous thriller — though we all know the unique rye comes from MGP, regardless of the corporate producing its personal new make spirit now — however let’s put all that out of thoughts as we tuck into this new launch.

On the nostril, the tequila affect is gentle, that blown-out vanilla character {that a} well-aged further anejo gives coming by way of, however melding properly with the underlying whiskey character. The fragrant notes of coconut and Christmas spice wouldn’t be misplaced in both a rye or an additional anejo tequila, nor the notes of butterscotch that emerge because the whiskey opens up in glass.

The palate finds room for extra conventional agave parts, notably a black pepper ingredient that kicks off a racy spiciness. Creamy, nearly buttery at instances, the tequila influence turns into more and more evident because the warming end develops, including nuance to a palate that finds room for lemon, white pepper, and maraska cherry on the again finish.

There’s lots happening right here, nevertheless it all works shockingly properly collectively, making for what’s rising as the very best Sagamore Spirit bottling to this point.

98 proof.


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