Deadwood Rye Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Deadwood Rye

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  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    Proof and Wood Ventures

  • ABV:

    41.5%

  • Age:

    2 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: It's an approachable, summery rye, ideal for those seeking a lighter American whiskey.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The overall impression is one of a whiskey that is simply much too young and unpolished, though if you’re looking for a true Old West saloon style, well, you’ve got it here — complete with playing cards on the label.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Not really a fan. I think it's a bourbon or a weird mash ASL around 45% ABV, but it's quickly tarnished when compared to pretty much any standard bourbon.
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  • Raided Score: 79
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: The big punchy dill adds a nice additional layer to the drink.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt: The finish is sweet, with floral orange notes and chocolate syrup.
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  • Intro:

    This dram was tasted blind. I took down my notes, and formulated a guess over my usual tasting sessions. Let's see how I did!

  • Nose:

    Young, malty and musty. Cereal grains, pear, apple, melon and clove.

  • Taste:

    Young, grassy, sweet. Lots of pear and fruit. Melon, cereal grain, honeydew. Thin palate, no heat. Very little body.

  • Finish:

    Short, harsh, but the hot spot dies quick. Not a lot of complexity, it's young for sure but not punishing. Some musty tannic notes.

  • Overall:

    Not really a fan. I think it's a bourbon or a weird mash ASL around 45% ABV, but it's quickly tarnished when compared to pretty much any standard bourbon. This was revealed to me to be Deadwood Rye, a release from Dave Schmier that features a blend of ryes destined for the rail in most bars. I think it is well suited there.

  • Score:

    4

  • By t8ke
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