Pikesville 06-year-old

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Straight Rye Whiskey
Stated Age
06 years old
Charred American Oak Barrels
55.0 % Vol.
750 ml
110 Proof
Added on
12 Feb 2016 7:29 pm

Average value

€ 84,81

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Whisky Reviews for Pikesville 06-year-old

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.72 points

  1. 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.

  2. krupoder scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    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

  3. Squinugie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. IIIZIII scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • 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

  5. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review 801: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu9oZhxmX9E (91/100).

  6. butt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. dram_on scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I let this sit for a bit before the review ... from newly opened bottle, so here goes! I can see the makings a B+ for me, but this bottle needs to breathe a bit and I will revisit in a month or two.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Cinammon bread, butter cream, brown sugar
    • Taste
      86 86
      Spicy kick, slightly burnt toast, black tea, char, maple syrup, a hint of sulfur
    • Finish
      85 85
      Salty hay, dark chocolate, briney, dry

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. waal scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Aroma / Nose feeling:
    A benevolent scent slowly creeps into the nose. Hefezopf, vanilla and Tonka bean. Cocoa, shortcrust pastry with icing sugar and oak. The minty, somewhat cool and minimal alcoholic impression is present, but very pleasant to perceive. Of course, together with the dark chocolate the Rye reminds of the smell of "After Eight".
    Even some fruit in the form of pear and raspberry is noticeable. The Rye but you have to look for it to find something. Blind, I would probably even tap on a bourbon.

    Taste / mouthfeel:
    The whiskey is so cute! Unbelievable, this sweet impression ... Supple, the Rye can be in the mouth back and forth. A wonderful digestif. The 55% Vol. Are present, so it also tingles something in the mouth, but no reason to add water. Also purely for the tasting and notes, I had no need to dilute the Rye. I feel it the way it is perfect.
    More small sips reveal juicy orange, vanilla and some clove. Also in the taste of the Rye is almost too little available. For me it might be a tick more, but there are other good bottles.

    Finish / aftertaste / Length:
    The taste is flowing into the medium-long finish. The Rye gets a bit bitter and the notes of the oak become stronger. It also joins freshly beaten wood and a little walnut. The Nachschmecken becomes clearly herbaceous and resinous.
    Always accompanied by the clear sweetness.

    Overall impression / comment:
    An insanely tasty bourbon ääääh Rye. Very, very pleasant to drink with excellent, albeit simple, taste, which certainly does not overwhelm anyone. This Rye you drink in a social gathering without having to concentrate on it, while playing poker, cheering on your favorite football team or in a classic way - on the wooden terrace at sunset in cowboy boots, and watching the mustangs out in the paddock. ????

    88/100 (rather more)
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88


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