The Schtick: This is an NDP bottling of rye distilled at MGP in Indiana and bottled by Bulleit (Diageo). It’s on the young side, and bottled at 45% ABV, but it’s inexpensive and universally available.
Distiller: MGP / LDi (Indiana, USA)
Bottler: Bulleit | Diageo (Kentucky, USA)
ABV: 45% ABV
Nose: Sweet honey, brown sugar. Lightly floral, some clove and baking spice. Mild copper penny note.
Taste: Thin mouth feel. No real heat. Sweet vanilla, caramel and brown sugar. Spicy clove, light minty dill note.
Finish: Short, a bit more heat here. The spice really takes off. Mostly clove and baking spice, faint tobacco. The dill is here in force, though, and it feels a bit hotter than it should.
Overall: Overall, this is an abundant, inexpensive rye that does well enough for itself. It’s not incredible, but it’s also not bad at all. I think this is a great bottle to pick up if you are unsure if you’ll like MGP’s minty rye profile.
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