Painted Stave Diamond State Rye (batch 1), 45%

Price: $40 Issue: Winter 2016 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

The first legal rye from Delaware since Prohibition includes 65% rye and also 5% rye malt. Although showing some spirituous aromas of youth, this is one of the more precocious small barrel projects (10 gallon), with its sweet cinnamon candy and rye bread notes turning still spicier on the palate. Not terribly complex, but enjoyable.