Coppersea Green Malt Rye
Added on Monday, Nov 2, 2015 at 09:02 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: .6 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 2014 Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: New York
  Price: $95 Availability: Specialty Stores
Distilled in Hudson Valley New York, this "green malt" rye is floor matled and unkilned, that is, not cooked after germination.
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The nose is young but complex with strong grassy and grainy notes. These eventually settle and yield to some maraschino cherries. On the palate it starts raw and woody, like a whiskey aged in small barrels, but behind that there is a lot of flavor, including those grassy notes from the nose and a malty note, more like malted milk than the malt notes that typically come from rye malt. The finish has pencil shavings, dry autumn leaves and beer.

 

This has some of the raw notes I dislike in craft whiskeys, but there is more going on here. There is definitely some complexity on the palate that you don't see in most craft whiskeys. The more I taste it, the more interesting I find it and the more I want another sip.

 
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