85

Score

Redemption White Rye, 46%

Price: $20 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Very grassy, with dry earth and pink peppercorn layered in, but none of the heat you'd expect from unaged 92 proof rye. Very well-behaved on the tongue; oily, bittersweet, with the 95% rye mash rolling like an unhurried river, one long, smooth wave of rye flavor. A whiskey like this could be called too simple, but this is strikingly single-minded. A likely candidate for cocktails at the price.