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40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
03 Nov 2014 9:04 am by namarchetti

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€ 50.64

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Whisky Reviews for Crater Lake Rye Whiskey

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.00 points

  1. snaotheus scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Soft, floral, cinnamon candy, baby powder, spice.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Very soft, a little spice, golden raisins, grapefruit, rye grain flavor, a little cooked pear.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long, slowly fading out, not revealing anything new.

  2. Gonathras did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskeyfun.com:

    Crater Lake Rye (40%, OB, Bendistillery, Oregon, +/-2015)The mash bill containing 95% rye, and the distillers not claiming to the opposite, this is most likely young sourced whiskey from MGP – even if it says ‘handcrafted’ on the label. At least they haven’t ‘just found, in an old drawer, grandpa’s forgotten recipe that was such a hit before prohibition’. Colour: gold. Nose: easy, rather light, delicately spicy and caramely, with some vanilla and whiffs of geranium flowers, then more caraway and cinnamon. Really gentle. Mouth: indeed, it’s light and easy rye, with some fudge and some caramel, notes of buckwheat, bitter oranges, lavender sweets, and again some caraway. Finish: medium, bready. Even more caraway. A bitterness in the aftertaste. Comments: fine, but at 40% vol., it may lack the punch that you may find in, say Bulleit’s Rye.SGP:451 - 78 points.


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