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The start of a new month means two new delicious bottles of whiskey you need to try!
Luke’s Pick – Michter’s US*1 Rye
Michter’s is a staple in my household so I had no problem selecting this great value rye whiskey as my pick for the month of July. The nose on this rye has a more subtle rye spice than many products on the market, and provides a bouquet of soft oak, brown sugar, vanilla candies, citrus, and the slightest touch of mint. On the palate, there is an above-average mouthfeel with a slight alcohol punch, a floral grassy note, toffee, and plenty of spice developing mid-palate. The spice continues to intensify on the finish, ushering in more citrus peel, vanilla, toffee, and some slightly tannic oak. This rye sips easy and smooth! Of course, please keep in mind that this is a single barrel so there will always be variation from barrel to barrel .
At the roughly $50 price point, this rye is a great easy sipper that delivers just the right amount of flavor, but it also works wonderfully in a cocktail. Don’t believe me? Stop by the Lounge at Market Square and asked Adam to work his magic!
Jon’s Pick – Rabbit Hole Heigold Bourbon
Luke and I recently spent some time tasting some offerings from this Louisville distillery that has burst onto the scene in a big way. I was drawn to the uniqueness of their mash bill as both the barley and German Rye is malted. The result is a softer and sweeter ryed bourbon. They also put a lot of emphasis on the toasting and charring process and the resulting taste is nicely noticeable. Tasting neat, the first impression is all great bourbon flavors with no over proofed blast. It finishes with a nice rye (not overbearing) aftertaste and leaves you ready for more. Don’t hesitate to share with friends. This is a crowd pleaser.
As always, stop by the original Market Square Liquors on Timberlane Road in Tallahassee to get your hands on these bottles, and then come find us on the porch and let us know what you think. Cheers y’all!