The Schtick: This is a single barrel of rye distilled at Driftless Glen and selected by Mythical Hydra-tion. This was dumped from Barrel #186 and was bottled at bottle proof with no filtering. Let’s dive in.
Distiller: Driftless Glen
Bottler: Driftless Glen
Brand: Driftless Glen
Selection: Mythical Hydration
ABV: 62.1% ABV
Age: 4 Years
Nose: Rich berry, blueberry mainly, some fresh cut oak, honey, lavender, hint of orange peel, light jasmine. Fruity, herbal, but not minty, peppery or dill forward.
Taste: Sweet on the palate, with some welcome richness. Lovely raspberry, honey, blueberry, light caramel note. Touch of pepper. Medium mouth feel. Heat is a hair forward, but well behaved.
Finish: Long finish, bit of heat, but nice oak component. Fresh baked bread, almost a sourdough quality, laced with vanilla bean, tobacco, bold rye spice and some blueberry preserve.
Overall: Unique, very off profile for a rye in general, interesting and complex. I’m a fan of this one, and it’s really enjoyable to be watching these barrels gain a bit of age each time I take a dive back in to taste them.
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0 | Unscored | New Make Spirit or Personal Selection.
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