Pinhook Rye Humor Straight Rye, 48.5%
Price: $37 ● Issue: Spring 2020 ● Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton
Herbal and medicinal aromas—eucalyptus, menthol, licorice, Pine-Sol—intertwine with kiwi, green banana, and blackberries on the nose. It remains consistent on the palate, with mint, bay leaf, eucalyptus, Szechuan peppercorn, licorice, dark berries, and dry oak; with water, lemon oil and hints of tropical fruit emerge. The finish is oak-driven and peppery, with the sweet medicinal quality of cherry cough syrup.