Great Jones Straight Rye Whiskey
Raided Score: 80 Publication: Whiskey Raiders Excerpt: Great Jones starts in a relatively benign position with its rye, and I look forward to watching this whiskey pick up age, complexity and some proof as the operation and its barrels continue to age. Read Full Review Raided Score: 89 Publication: Distiller Excerpt: There's lots going on in this medium finish whiskey, but the flavors are well rounded, and it's very pleasant to sip neat. As a base for a Manhattan, well, better start spreading the news... Read Full Review Raided Score: 86 Publication: The Whiskey Wash Excerpt: The rye is my favorite of the three from Great Jones. For $40, I’d happily buy this and put it next to the other ryes on my bar. Read Full Review Raided Score: 86 Publication: Drinkhacker Excerpt: There’s balance here, with a finish that is medium in length. This is a nice sipping rye at a good price point and would serve brilliantly in cocktails. Read Full Review
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This 4-year-old straight rye whiskey comes to us from the young New York distillery Great Jones, founded in 2017. The expression is made from 100% New York-grown rye.
Oaky char, some wood, toffee, pepper, clove and rye bread. Honey and faint almond sweetness.
Thin on the palate, lightly oaky. Some pepper, clove, orange peel and pear. White grape juice. Not wildly complex, but pleasant enough.
Long finish, a touch hot. There’s pepper, brown sugar, white grapes and pears, light clove spice.
Great Jones starts in a relatively benign position with its rye, and I look forward to watching this whiskey pick up age, complexity and some proof as the operation and its barrels continue to age.
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