Maker: Krogman’s, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Distiller: Ross & Squibb (formerly MGPI), Lawrenceburg, Indiana, USA
Style: Single Barrel Indiana High Rye Rye Whiskey.
Age: 4 y/o
Proof: 112 (56% ABV)
Notes: 95% Rye, 5% malt, #4 barrel char.
Price: $25 (Vine & Table)
Appearance: Medium copper.
Nose: Bold. Tarragon and leather.
Palate: Full-bodied and semi-sweet. Wintergreen, burn. More bitter with water. Char and peppermint.
Finish: Extra-minty toothpaste, apricot. With water, a little fruit but mostly faded starlight mint.
Parting words: As you may have guessed, Rye World is the Rye equivalent of the Bourbon World Vine & Table single barrel selections. That said, it’s a little less distinct than those two, since it’s basically just the standard high rye rye whiskey recipe from Ross & Squibb. That’s fine, though, since it’s a good example of that recipe, high proof, and cheap. If you like Bulleit Rye (apparently the best selling rye in the US at the moment!), you’ll love this. It’s aggressively herbaceous and minty, but take it easy with the water. It wasn’t able to withstand as much as I thought it would.
If you like Indiana Rye, Bourbon World is recommended.