Review: Redemption “High Rye” BourbonAugust 11th, 2011
Redemption “High Rye” Bourbon (Batch #1), 46%, $25
Aged “over 2 years” and with over 38% rye in the mashbill (high for bourbon). It’s fresh, youthful, and brisk, with sweet corn, bright fruit, brittle mint, cinnamon, and a dusting of cocoa, leading to a slightly aggressive finish. A bit too youthful, actually, for sipping—it would benefit from a few more years aging. Save this one for your next manhattan. Its sibling, Redemption Rye (of similar age) fares better. (I rated it an 84.) — John Hansell
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 78
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