Sagamore Spirit Cask Strength Rye Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Sagamore Spirit Cask Strength Rye

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  • Distiller:

    MGP

  • Bottler:

    Sagamore Spirit

  • ABV:

    56.1%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: With the strength to stand up in a Manhattan, it also offers up up gentler notes of cedar with the addition of a little water.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is medium-length and dry with lingering spices and hints of vanilla and caramel.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The momentum slows with subtle blueberry rye muffin, black pepper, and cardamom. It finishes medium with a hint of cornbread.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: I’m happy I’m getting so much out of this whiskey. The Sagamore Spirit Rye Cask Strength is a tremendous whiskey with a solid profile that pulls from multiple categories and keeps thing interesting.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The nose on this rye is a bit of a rollercoaster. It starts off somewhat green with a few grassy notes, but those are quickly overshadowed by dark brown sugar, white pepper, and mint syrup along with hints of red fruits and cigar box.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, a very satisfying rye that harnesses great rye character without leaning hard into funky mint and metallic tastes.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled at MGP and bottled by Sagamore Spirit at cask strength, this release holds Sagamore's profile up while they wait for their own stocks to reach maturation.

  • Nose:

    Brown sugar, apple, cinnamon, a bit of clove. Dessert and rye spice fusion on the nose,

  • Taste:

    Bright, zippy, spice on the palate. Clove, pepper, dry and spice forward. Apple, pear, a bit of cream and toffee.

  • Finish:

    Long finish. Bold, rich, complex. Brown sugar, apple crisp, honey.

  • Overall:

    Overall, a very satisfying rye that harnesses great rye character without leaning hard into funky mint and metallic tastes.

  • Score:

    6

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