Breuckelen 77 Bonded Rye, 50%

Price: $60 Issue: Winter 2018 Reviewer: David Fleming

Part of Breuckelen Distilling's Bonded Series, this rye starts with fresh wood and some candied fruit on the nose, as well as vanilla frosting, lemon, and cigar wrapper. The palate is somewhat oak-driven, with emerging fruit flavors of peach, apricot, and juicy orange. A strong finish has notably good length and reveals more flavors of dark chocolate, raspberries, blueberries, black cherries, licorice, and gentle wood spices.