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Woodinville Straight Rye

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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: he finish is peppery, with caramel and chocolate flowing over pleasant oak overtones. A rye that strikes an excellent balance between fruit, sweetness, and spice.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: It’s not the boldest, most assertive rye I’ve ever tasted, and perhaps there’s more oak tannin here than I might desire in a perfect world, but overall, good stuff.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste has spicy notes of clove, cinnamon, and cardamom balanced by dried fruits, honey, and caramel-covered apples. The finish is long with gently fading spices. Very nice.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Woodinville Straight Rye shows a ton of promise if they can kick out that last bit of the “raw wood” / saw dust nature out.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: A smooth, moderately lengthy finish starts big then mellows, offering more rye spice and menthol, leaving the mouth tingling before final notes of chocolate linger.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: A splash of water seems to tame the wood influence and add some complexity to the finish, but the mid-palate flavors get diluted.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, this is really quite nice. Dark, roasty, malty and toffee forward. Yum.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Woodinville Whiskey Company in Washington State, this rye whiskey comes to us devoid of an age statement but bottled at respectable 45% ABV.

  • Nose:

    Fresh baking bread, honey and almond, nice rye pop.

  • Taste:

    Thin to medium mouth feel. No heat. Nice brown sugar, toffee, rye spice and a hint of pepper. Enticing and has lots of delicious rye character.

  • Finish:

    Medium finish, orange peel, brown sugar, coffee, rye and caramel.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is really quite nice. Dark, roasty, malty and toffee forward. Yum.

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