Review #1512 – Wilderness Trail Single Barrel Rye

The Schtick: This is a single barrel of rye from Wilderness Trail. Bottled at barrel proof with no filtering or coloring, this should be a treat as I’ve had relatively little from our folks at Wilderness. Stock image, you know the drill. Let’s dive in.

Review #1512 | Rye Review #653

Distiller: Wilderness Trail

Bottler: Wilderness Trail

Brand: Wilderness Trail

Selection: N/A

ABV: 56.5% ABV

Age: NAS


Nose: Super fruity, rye, clove, minty, tons of berry, mango, toffee. Wow! Lots going on.

Taste: Sweet. Spicy, oh lordie it’s so fruity. A bit hot, but no must. This drinks like a hot, spicy, fruity Baby Saz, but without to oak and tobacco to make it THH.

Finish: Long, oh so hot, but lots going on. Copper, minty, cocoa, raspberry and peach, some vanilla.

Overall: An ode to great rye to come, it’s hot now and pretty unbalanced but no other signs of youth, which has me believing.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


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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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