Distilled by undisclosed IN, TN and KY distilleries and blended by Stellum, ahem Barrell Craft Spirits, this cask strength rye release features a notable narrative. According to Stellum: "Six separate rye blends were combined in accordance with this sequence. Just like so many other presentations of Fibonacci, the blend that it produced was both balanced and beautiful." Can math and whiskey meet to deliver killer whiskey? Let's dive in and find out.
Rich with maple and brown sugar on the nose before some dill, rye spice, a touch of anise and bold pepper storm in. Fresh sourdough, fiery clove.
Sweet honey at first before the rye bursts in. Herbal, dill forward rye spice combines with lavender, fresh bread, baking spice, honey and more savage spice. It's all rye, all day long and the deceptive nose fails to hide the boldness of the rye on the palate.
Long finish, rich and syrupy, the proof is placed just right. Bold, spicy, packed with notes like anise, copper, clove, dill, pepper and a fat stack of caramel.
Overall, this rye demands attention. It's big, bold, savory and sweet. All in the right proportions. Nicely done.
Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.