Review #1373 – Putnam Rye

The Schtick: This blind comes from Boston Harbor Distillery in the form of their rye whiskey. This was tasted blind, and I was given the reveal upon presenting my notes. Let’s see how it is.

Review #1373 | Rye Review #605

Distiller: Boston Harbor

Bottler: Boston Harbor

Brand: Boston Harbor

Selection: N/A

ABV: 46% ABV

Age: NAS


Nose: In your face, with lots of apple, funk and pear. Bright, effervescent. Lightly minty.

Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel, some heat at first that dies off pretty quick. This is sorta weird – lightly musty. Some bread, caramel, vanilla and cinnamon. Very fruity for what I think is very clearly going to end up to be a young bourbon.

Finish: Short, without a lot of character, but none of it bad. Apples, honey, toffee, cinnamon and faint oak.

Overall: I have to imagine this is a younger bourbon, although it doesnt suffer from many things in young bourbons that I try. Surely he couldn’t have sent me all brandies, as this is very young brandy like as well, but I think it’s a bourbon, likely craft, around the 4 year mark, and 40% ABV.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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