Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye

This is Bourbon World’s first Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye single barrel and it’s a doozy, bottled at 117.9 proof uncut and unfiltered from the barrel, it exhibits notes of maple candy, pine, sweet earth, and ripe peaches. On the palate the pine and spice notes explode with a rich mid-palate that’s fairly reminiscent of scotch. It definitely drinks smoother than the 117.9 proof, and provides a tapestry of fruit not found in more traditional or legacy rye whiskies. Did this with an Old Fashioned as well and loved it, especially the interaction with the Luxardo cherry.