Excerpt: Stellum Rye is finally another that gets awarded into my own personal pantheon of favorite ryes that I will continue to always have on hand. It uniquely finds a place in between bold and complex and is able to carve out a satisfying middle ground it can call its own
Excerpt: The palate showcases brown sugar, licorice, gingersnaps, white peppercorns, menthol, and faintly, chocolate syrup. On the finish, there's salted caramel, cedar shavings, and fresh mint sprigs.
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A blend of primarily Indiana Rye, with some KY and TN components mixed in. This 4-10yr blend is bottled at cask strength - 58.12% for this batch. Available for $55 or so in a wide release.
Powerful brown sugar, some mint and herbal spearmint. Toffee, a bit of pepper and orange peel. Bright, sweet, complex.
Zesty on the palate - a bit more oak than expected. Complex and enjoyable, there is a ton of pepper, clove, rye spice and maple at first, with some fruity undertone developing with time. Plum, orange peel, a hint of pear. Spice gives way to sweet with extended time on the palate.
Long finish, the rye spice regains grip once more. Gone is the gentle fruit - pepper, clove, and mint remain with a healthy dose of maple.
Excellent, from tip to tail. Stellum Spirits first Rye blend is on the money. This is the rye that craft drinkers everywhere need, especially when it can be had for $60 or under.
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