Review #185. Collingwood Rye

Whiskey Network Review #185 | /r/Bourbon Review #102: Collingwood Rye

Nose: Fruity creamy spicey. Probably rye I think. Not a lot of metal or dill but it’s got punch and bite. Oddly fruity though.

Taste: Moderately thick mouth feel and no alcohol at all. Spicy and a lot like cleaning chemical though – astringency is a big player here. Minor lemon, some pine, some dough. Mostly astringent despite the lack of ethanol

Finish: Medium length. Oddly prickly and hot, ethanol spiking in. Mellow at the same time. Definitely rye, I think but it’s really mellow. Very dark so I’m guessing 7+ years but maybe a hair more.

Overall: There is a reason this is a 21yr rye selling for ~$60 or so here. It’s good – I don’t actively dislike it but it’s all over the place. Fruity, hot, astringent, spicy.

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Rank: 4


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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