Old Overholt Bonded Straight Rye Whiskey

The Data

Category   Whiskey

Sub-Category   Straight Rye Whiskey

Origin   Kentucky

Retail Price   $24.99

ABV   50%

Score   4.5 Stars/Exceptional! +

In the Glass


Deep, golden amber color.


The aromatics are beautiful and alluring with waves of baked orchard fruits, caramel, charred oak, nutmeg, and black pepper.


The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush but vibrant core of sweet grains, caramel, and butterscotch with brown spices and pepper rising on the finish with charred oak lingering.

Intensity & Texture

Full-bodied with dense fruit, caramel, and spice notes offered with ideal balance and weight.

Cool Factor


Bottled-in-bond, old-school Rye is most definitely cool. We love the bold flavors, the value, and the versatility of this lovely Whiskey.

Value Grade


Selling at $25 this delicious bottled-in-bond Rye should be on everyone's best-buy list.


Old Overholt is a grand old brand and one the of the original Bottled-in-bond Ryes. "Bottled-in-Bond" spirits, like this one, must be aged in wood for a minimum of four years and bottled at no less than 50% alcohol by volume under careful government supervision. Sadly there was a long absence of the Old Overholt Bonded Rye but fortunately it has returned and it's as good as ever. This Rye is a real beauty and if you like your Whiskey neat I do strongly recommend that you add a splash of water — it really reveals all of the complex nuances of the Whiskey.

How to Enjoy

This wonderful needs nothing but a glass but of course it makes one hell of a Manhattan. I like it neat with a generous splash of water. Water allows this tasty Rye to blossom with the broad flavors doubling on the palate as compared to sipping it sans water.

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