Steel Blending Spirits
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A blend of straight rye whiskeys, Amplify Rye from Three Chord is bottled at 47.5% ABV with unknown provenance and retails at a fairly attractive $39.
Spicy on the nose - definitely making the most of the rye in the mashbill. Zesty lime, fresh cracked pepper, clove and a bold clove character to the nose.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Some pine, cedar, spearmint and a hint of clove. Not too herbal, but it's there. Peppery, clove forward, nice brown sugar character on the back palate.
Long finish. Spicy, powerful, complex. Brown sugar, red hot cinnamon candies, light spearmint, lightly herbal. Peach cobbler.
The palate could use some work but this particular rye has a masterful finish that claws back a lot of favor in my eyes. It's priced well enough and I think other expressions like Pikesville may not perform as well for more so - give it a go.