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Stalk & Barrel Rye (cask 56), 60.2%

Price: $95 Issue: Spring 2017 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Stalk & Barrel cask strength 100% rye whisky takes rye into innovative new flavor territory. Rye spices, rose water, vanilla, earthy tones, and dark rye bread on first nosing are all typical of rye. However, once it broadens into linen, oilcloth, linseed oil, high fruity esters, malt, and breakfast cereal (Weetabix?) it's all wonderfully original. A real honey barrel. Dang!