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Redemption 7yr Barrel Proof Rye

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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Though it's a super high proof, it actually goes down quite smooth. A large cube of ice would make it even more refreshing. Rye fans take note!
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Big, swaggering, and sporting big-barrel maturity. Can go toe-to-toe with almost any rye out there.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Tempered a bit, the spirit evolves clearer notes of cinnamon along with some savory herbs, with a touch of apple butter-meets-butterscotch on the finish.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: But towards the end of the palate and all through the finish it grows hot, rough and funky - rife with metallic tinny notes
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  • Intro:

    Redemption is a Non Distilling Producer bottling MGP bourbon and rye. In recent years, they've released a number of batched and single barrel releases. This is a batched rye at barrel proof. Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    Mild lovable MGP dill, rye spice like clove and cinnamon. Buttery caramel with a nice helping of cracked pepper and peanut brittle. Im liking it so far.

  • Taste:

    Rich and hot caramel. Clove and spearmint. A good helping of that nice spearmint and dill. Molasses. As I taste further it is becoming more and more like a nice Saturday morning of pancakes with mrs. butterworths. Mmmm. But its starting to grow acidic and metallic. What on earth, no no no.

  • Finish:

    Long and hot with metallic tones taking over. Molasses and mint with some brown sugar to boot. More tinny, minty aftertaste and the heat here is also starting to crush the notes I was enjoying just a moment ago.

  • Overall:

    This dram really turns around. The nose and palate begin amazing - just like a rye I would love to love. But towards the end of the palate and all through the finish it grows hot, rough and funky - rife with metallic tinny notes. I still enjoy it a lot but Im disappointed that it could not keep up the initial trajectory which I thought would propel it much farther than a 6. Sorry, RRye 7yr BP.

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