Heaven Hill Trybox Series Rye, 62.5%

Price: $25 Issue: Fall 2011 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

This is new make from the Rittenhouse Rye mashbill, unaged, right off the still. Yeasty mash notes come through strongly, with a big nose of rye and corn underneath. It smells fresh, and alive. Wow, that's powerful stuff. Much hotter than the Trybox Corn, this one is on fire with rye spice; it's got me breaking a sweat! A bit of water brings out more grain notes, and some tempering sweetness, but it's still no pussycat. Cleanly powerful.