- Whiskybase ID
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Straight Rye Whiskey
- Stated Age
- 06 years old
- Charred American Oak Barrels
- 55.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- 110 Proof
- United States
- Added on
- 12 Feb 2016 7:29 pm
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195 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Pikesville 06-year-old
43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.54 points
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Nice start, pepper, rye, spices, wood. Significantly less sweet, the wood and the rye wort has say that. And very intense aromatic.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
More of the above.
- Blind tasted on 10-17-2021.Thought it was a bourbon.
- Pikesville Straight Rye 6 year old 110 proof.
Dark matte orange.
Aroma is spiritous, spicy and waxy, some green pineapple, maybe dragonfruit, vanilla. Given time it becomes almost savoury like a cinnamon and tomato dish. It takes a long time to open up but when it does it's fairly pleasant, although I’m not sure about that tomato vibe.
Taste is huge and waxy, vegetal notes like spinach leaves, some burnt notes. The spirit seems quite "green"/vegetal but those vibes are slightly hidden behind burnt fruit cake and dark rye bread. There are some impressions of sweetness and richness from the oak. A spicy and woody finish, lingering dish water.
I drank samples from the same bottle on two occasions, once at a barbecue and again in my usual whiskey drinking setting. Drinking this after the barbecue food was just grim. I much preferred it the second time, although I still wasn’t sure. A whiskey really shouldn’t be this vegetal. I really enjoy Rittenhouse, and I was expecting this to be a step up given that it’s also made at Heaven Hill. A bit disappointing. 3.275/78
- This is a wonderful rye. The oak is strong and that takes a little of the rye sting away, but you're not going to blind taste this and mistake this for anything but a rye. A bit of cinnamon and bready-ness, and a long spicy rye finish (the oak is gone by the time you get to the finish).
- Blind tasting of three rye samples: Pikesville 6yo Straight, Pikesville Supreme (ID 24924) and Dad's Hat (ID 65327). This one was by far the best, but still I wasn't particularly interested. In other words, I definitely didn't become a rye fan.
Furniture polish, fresh wood, dirt road, spices and fruit caramel.
Spicy. Bitter almonds, alcohol, grapefruit peel and blackthorn.
Mint and yellow grapefruit. Over time, beeswax, acidity and yeast.
- interesting rye, in blind tasting the aroma at first reminded Highland (for example Teaninich), taste is pleasant, spicy, finish of average duration 21,5-21-21,5-21