Vintage Rye 23
Added on Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 10:26 PM
  Bottler: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd.
  Age: 23 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 47.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores
A KBD bottled rye from an unnamed distillery.
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose - huge spice, lots of rye with vanilla at the end.
Palate:  Sweet and chewy, oak, furniture polish
Finish:  Vanilla

A good rye that hits all the right notes. 

n: Almonds and nail polish


p: Bitter oak, varnish


N: Blast of flowery spice with some desert aspects (like flan).

P: Mmmm.  Big flowery spice and nicely sweet, not too woody.
F: Yummy rye spice lingers along with....(guess I got distracted).

Yeah, I likey.

N: Tart vanilla, spices and drywall (as in the smell of the particles when cutting through it)
P: Lacquer and lots of wood with mildly sweet caramel
F: Very bitter



N: Nice, slight prickle.  Rye spice, kind of an interesting nose overall and slightly creamy. 


P: Smooth on the palate, slightly warm, slightly bitter wood. Apple skin. Dusty. 


F: Spice notes continue but it's dry. Gets some vinyl weirdness happening.


I'm forgainst it.  


I just don't get a whole lot from this. And that not-muchness is over-oaked, which is the problem here. Too leathery after a few sips.


RETASTE years later: Just way too leathery after a few sips. Would be a B on a very good day. Still a B-. 

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