Distilled by Driftless Glen in Baraboo, WI, this rye is a single barrel, barrel proof release that falls under their Distiller’s Select line of expressions. Hailing from Barrel #1876, this bottling is aged for 55 months and bottled at 61% ABV.
Sweet, brown sugar on the nose. A bit of clove, fruit and some spearmint before bold cinnamon, clove and praline roll in.
Medium mouth feel, with plenty of character. Brown sugar, praline, clove, pepper, some cocoa, and a bit of creme brûlée. Quite flavorful and full of character. A bit of heat, but not punishing.
Medium to long finish. Really enjoyable here, with tons going on. The synthesis of brown sugar, clove and creme brûlée here is lovely and enticing.
Hats off to Driftless Glen on this one. Easily the best Driftless Glen I’ve had - ever, and that overshadows casks I’ve picked and bought myself - and this is performing admirably.