Review #835 – Winchester Rye

Review #835 | /r/Bourbon Review #449 – Winchester 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.

Winchester Rye Whiskey carries a 6 month age statement and is bottled at 45% ABV.

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. Tastes exactly like Copper Pony. No distinguishable difference.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 2



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