Straight Rye whiskey has returned home to Baltimore, Maryland, one of the cradles of American distilling. Open top wooden fermented, copper pot distilled, geothermal cooling and made with a massive amount of rye malt, this spirit is a completely unique expression in the genre. Epoch Rye can be found in the distillery during one of their scheduled Epoch releases.
Baltimore Spirits Epoch Straight Rye (100 proof)
Visual: Dark gold.
Nose: Defined rye spice bomb. Grain forward with a hearty bite of oak and char.
Taste: Bam! Spice right out of the gate with a strong punch to the palate. There’s a subtle hint of burnt caramel as well which sweetens it up just enough.
Finish: Long, dry and memorable. Self-assured.
Overall: This is a great rye for a Sazerac as the flavor profile works so well with absinthe. Try this in a Manhattan as well, but be cautious due to the higher proof which might overwhelm if the ratio is unbalanced.
GSN Rating: A-
For more information go to: Baltimore Spirits Co.