Bitter Truth Rye
Added on Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 11:06 AM
  Bottler: Bitter Truth
  Age: 24 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1984 Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 69.20 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
One of the 1980s ryes from old Bernheim bottled by The Bitter Truth, a German bottler.
Member Ratings and Notes

Nose: Very rich and oaky with some spice.


Palate: Massive wood notes, like licking the inside of the barrel, some burnt caramel, some wood spice.


Finish: Chewy wood.


Many would consider this over oaked, but I'm a wood fiend, so I like it, though it's so heavy on the wood that it pretty much covers up most of the rye characteristics.  I wouldn't put it in the same league with some of it's contemporaries (Rathskeller or LeNell's) but it's tasty nonetheless.

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