Pikesville 06-year-old

Overall rating
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
us United States
Added on
12 Feb 2016 7:29 pm

Average value

€ 105.78

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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

  1. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. claymore84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted on 10-17-2021.Thought it was a bourbon.

  6. The_Osprey scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    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

  7. honerkamp scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    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).

  8. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 78 points Moderator

    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.
    • Nose
      Furniture polish, fresh wood, dirt road, spices and fruit caramel.
    • Taste
      Spicy. Bitter almonds, alcohol, grapefruit peel and blackthorn.
    • Finish
      Mint and yellow grapefruit. Over time, beeswax, acidity and yeast.

  9. olegborgol scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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

  10. Teresa scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84


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