Rye grain | Maple | Straw | Oak
Maple | Rich oak | Rye spice | Cinnamon | Fig | Rich & viscous
Tannic maple oak | Plum | Spicy cinnamon
Distillery 291 never shy of trying something new, and “M” is their newest and certainly not their last radical whiskey. Barreling their Aspen stave finished rye whiskey in Lincoln County Reserve maple syrup barrels for 4 months, has resulted in a potent and unique whiskey. With the flavor profile leaning heavy on maple - which is to be expected of course - it's also surprisingly not as sickly sweet as you’d expect. It provides an enjoyable maple current throughout the sip that is nicely offset by rich oak and cinnamon spice from the rye. The finish is a bit tannic for the first few sips taking the whiskey down a notch. Thankfully, you do get accustomed to it with spice and plum taking over the reigns. Overall, the whiskey lacks refinement with the stave finishing coming across as a bit too overpowering at times. Despite this, the whiskey is strangely compelling nevertheless.