Review #420 – Hochstadter’s 16yr Rye
Review #420 | /r/Bourbon Review #239 – Hochstadter’s 16yr Rye
The Schtick: You don’t need to know the schtick on this because everyone has beat it to death in the last several weeks. It’s 16yo sourced rye at cask strength and a triple digit price tag.
ABV: 61.9% ABV
Age: 16 Years
Source: r/scotchswap sample
Nose: Fruity, with lots of clove. A nice touch of oak is there with lots of caramel, toffee, cocoa and an ethanol punch.
Taste: Thick mouthfeel that is nice and oily. It’s rich and fruity. Lots of caramel. It’s definitely the alberta profile, I could tell that blind any day, but there’s a lot of good balance with some tannins and oak coming in. Overall, the sweet and fruity notes are well balanced.
Finish: Long, lots of oak and cocoa. Really drying.
Overall: I like it a whole lot. I’m ranking it up near some of my favorite WhistlePig and THH but I’d probably take THH over this if they were both handed to me for me to pick. I think this is a good product, but I won’t be tripping over myself to go buy some at $160+
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