Review #829 – Copper Pony Rye

Review #829 | /r/Bourbon Review #447 – Copper Pony Rye

The Schtick: This is a Total Wine house brand that is sourced from TerraPURE in the Carolinas – a company that “hyper ages” distills products by attempting to age them faster than conventionally possible using a proprietary method. They claim that this process will revolutionize the industry by providing producers with products that are comparable to well aged bourbons and ryes, in just a fraction of that time. Let’s see how it is.

This is Copper Pony, a rye that is aged 6 months in new oak, and bottled at 45% ABV.This is Day 6 in the Craft Whiskey Crackdown.

This is day 6 in the craft whiskey crackdown.


Distiller: TerraPURE

Bottler: TerraPURE for Total Wine

ABV: 45% ABV

Age: 6 Months

Source: Mini


Nose: Wet cardboard, musty, oats, sugar

Taste: Sweet, caramel, musty, cardboard, green, super young

Finish: Short, rough, hot, overwhelmingly musty and young, super fake

Overall: Terrible. Why this is allowed to be sold is beyond me.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 2


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