Old Tahoe Straight Rye Whiskey

The Data

Category   Whiskey

Sub-Category   Straight Rye Whiskey

Origin   Idaho

Retail Price   $38

ABV   43%

In the Glass

Appearance

Deep gold to copper color.

Aromatics

The nose is quite subtle offering scents of honey, butterscotch, brown baking spices, and secondary notes of vanilla and caramel.

Flavor

The palate confirms the nose delivering soft, sweet barrel notes with a rich butterscotch core and little to no spice that one would associate with Rye Whiskey.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied and soft in style and texture.

Cool Factor

B

We all know that Whiskey is very hot right now and in the world of Whiskey, Rye is white hot.

Value Grade

C

With a price tag in the upper $30s this Rye has a lot of stiff competition in the marketplace.

Analysis

The Old Tahoe Straight Rye is a very soft and delicate Rye. Depending upon your point of view this is a good thing or a bad thing. Hardcore Rye enthusiasts will likely find this to be too gentle to their liking. We are uncertain of the mashbill so I cannot comment on the portion of Rye in the recipe. The distillery does state that the Rye is aged for three years.

How to Enjoy

This gentle Whiskey can be sipped neat or chilled or try it in a Whiskey Sour.

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