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Riverset Straight Rye, 48.5%

Price: $30 Issue: Fall 2020 Reviewer: David Fleming

Made at B.R. Distilling Co. in Memphis, this rye has a fragrant nose of dried herbs and a subtle scent of lemon grove, tempered by an earthy minerality. Light and dry on the palate, with flavors of cracked pepper, aged herbs, and tilled earth, set against rich, sweet undernotes of cinnamon baked apple, blackberry tart, honeysuckle, and vanilla. The finish is smooth, malty, and fruity, with balanced sweetness and earthiness. (4,000 bottles)