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    Yellow Rose Rye Whiskey (700ml)

    Texas, UNITED STATES
    $79. 99 Bottle
    $959.88 Dozen
    ABV: 45%
    As opposed to their Bourbon, Yellow Rose rye is a sourced straight rye whiskey with a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% barley. It's bottled at the Texas distillery at 90 proof. All of the whiskeys in the blend are at least two years old, although most are four years old.

    Tasting note: Atypical aromas are surprisingly broad and sweet given the mash bill: Boiled lollies, peppermint chocolate and peach nectar come to mind, followed by candied fruits and rye spices in the mouth. Rounds out with grilled pineapple and minty rye notes through the aftertaste. Interesting take. 45% Alc./Vol.

    Other reviews... Sweet, warm, grassy, like a sunny day on the prairie. The alcohol heat quickly yields to a grass/mint sweetness—this is high-rye stuff—that picks up some oily rye notes as it slides into a finish that is both bitter and sweet without being bittersweet; the components remain discrete, not blending. Quite nice, and reasonably priced. Sourced whiskey (with the 95% rye mashbill that’s an LDI/MGP signature).
    87 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Lew Bryson (Fall 2013)