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Pikesville 06-year-old

Overall rating
86.73/100
votes
167
Category
Rye
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Straight Rye Whiskey
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Charred American Oak Barrels
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
110 Proof
Barcode
096749000814
Added on
12 Feb 2016 7:29 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 101.35

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167 × member ratings

410 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Pikesville 06-year-old

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.73 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The Pikesville already has beautiful rye notes. The wood influence is relatively strong. In the nose, the whiskey is still relatively gentle. He then gets stronger in the mouth.
    The Pikesville already has some rye but also a lot of bourbon. Reminds me of Noah's Mill. However, I found Noah's Mill even better.

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    One of the really good Ryes. For some, too much wood and too little rye, but it is noticeably no bourbon. Intense but still tasty.
    • Nose
      Very sweet, light fruit, vanilla, wood, spices. Looks more like a mature bourbon than a rye. As probably 51% rather than 95% rye will be included. But that's ok. In the background flashes also the bready Rye seasoning. Far from mild and soft Bourbon.
    • Taste
      Nice start, pepper, rye, spices, wood. Significantly less sweet, the wood and the rye wort has say that. And very intense aromatic.
    • Finish
      Here is the rye most clearly. A touch of mint, a lot of oak, which ironed the more delicate Rye notes a bit. But the Rye is overall so delicious, spicy and compact that it all goes okay.

  3. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I think this is a tasteful rye whiskey that finds a proper balance between the rye spices and the bourbon sweetness. Moreover, it adds some surprising notes, which makes it fun to drink.
    • Nose
      The first thing that I notice is that it is not that spicy, for a rye, more towards some spicy honey. Furthermore, I get peppered caramel and really nice curry spices, the latter reminds me of some bottlings of Indian whiskey like from Amrut. There is also a hint of mint, which I adore in a rye whiskey, and dragon. Strangely I get a sense of babi pangang, a well-known Chinese/Indonesian take-off meal in the Netherlands. The freshness is highlighted in the development with some grapefruit, lemon, and a (very) faint hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      On the palate I tastes very earthy, again not that common among rye whiskies, and more spices compared to the nose, still not overly spiced though. A hint of a slightly spicy tea and pine apples (agains surprising). It become slightly tannic and peppery (hot red peppers). Also slightly dry, but there is a lovely hint of strawberry ice cream.
    • Finish
      More of the above.

  4. TsiAI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Smell: rye brings a familiar dryness, pepper, dried ginger and other spices, dried fruit, cinnamon pie, apple tart, butter shortbread, rosemary, old wood and milk chocolate. 87/100
    Taste: relatively sour, not very sweet, slightly woody and bitter. Berries, dried ginger, brown sugar water, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and other wood flavors, toasted nuts, roasted coffee beans and soot. 88/100
    Body: medium body, medium oily, astringent, slightly irritating 87/100
    Ending rhyme: long, obvious sweetness, dry spices, almonds, butter, tangerine peel 87/100
    Overall: 87/100, the flavor concentration is not low, but very restrained and not lively. Keywords: spicy, dry wood, black cocoa

  5. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Balanced between spicy and sweet (caramel, brown sugar covered with spiciness)
    • Taste
      88 88
      Coating of spicy/sweet brown sugar with a little bit of tart cherry
    • Finish
      86 86
      Spicy, a lot of pleasant oak

  6. HunterRomario scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Alcohol: 55%
    Aroma: Surprisingly dense, leathery, at the same time sweetly spicy (cinnamon, star anise, cloves, new spices). Juicy dark fruitiness. (87 b)
    Taste: Fired barrels are well known. The slight sweetness turns into a spicy pungent spiciness. (87 b)
    Points: 87
    Summary: It deviates from the rye category, it is a darker color and style of smell and taste, 55% know it and it certainly benefits it, or it suits me. Of the series of tasted rye, I was most interested in it.

  7. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is sweet and easy drinking, very approachable for a rye. Light spice and honey, short finish
    • Nose
      86 86
      Brown sugar, herbs, rye spice,
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet, honey, light light spice, floral, effervescent, cinnamon
    • Finish
      87 87
      Honey, toasted bread, white pepper, baking spice

  8. krupoder scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: varnish, cherry, perfume, dried plum, bread, spices.
    Mouth: full-bodied taste, aromas of bread, woody fruit resin, spices, tannin tea fortress, pepper, strong, pleasant.
    Aftertaste: medium, dry, bread, fruity.
    Bottom line: well tailored 86

  9. Squinugie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. IIIZIII scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    2018.11.19
    • Nose
      The nose is somehow very tamed compared to other ryes. Subtle spice and a very subdued cherry sourness. Bready
    • Taste
      Beautiful cherry, the best from this genre of sour bourbons. Very drying and oaky

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