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John Myer Rye, 45% Price: $45.00

Brand: Myer Farm
Category: Craft Whiskey

Organic rye, all grown on the Myer farm in the Finger Lakes by John Myer himself. 100% rye, converted with enzymes; the Myers do everything in-house. Nose is bent with rye oiliness and a faint peppermint brightness. In the mouth it’s rye bitterness all the way through, a crisp, fresh-chewed mint in a mouthful of sweet grassiness, and then a very quick finish: wham, bam, and gone. Simple and clean; could add depth and polish.
(Summer 2014) Reviewed by: Lew Bryson

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Myer Farm White Dog, 43.3% Price: $22.00

Brand: Myer Farm
Category: Craft Whiskey

An estate white whiskey: the corn in this spirit was all grown and harvested on the Myer farm, a Finger Lakes farm dating back to the 1860s. The nose is clean and green, a focused blast of unmodified corn. The spirit is zesty and fresh, sweet and grassy/minty; easy to hold on the tongue until a final heat that fires the finish. If the finish were a bit smoother…still quite good for unaged whiskey.
(Spring 2013) Reviewed by: Lew Bryson

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John Myer Wheat, 45% Price: $45.00

Brand: Myer Farm
Category: Craft Whiskey

Furniture polish, red raspberries, popovers, a vigorous nose, going in several directions. Hot grainy mouth, not overwhelmed by wood; a simple grain finish like twice-baked biscuits, with a light wreathing of meadow mint. The character of the grain comes through quite clearly, and it’s distinctly different from the Myer Rye. But what’s here is not particularly interesting or well-integrated.
(Summer 2014) Reviewed by: Lew Bryson

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