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Drumlin Champlain Valley Rye

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Classification: Straight Rye

Company: Appalachian Gap Distillery

Distillery: Appalachian Gap Distillery

Release Date: May 11, 2019

Proof: 100

Age: NAS

Mashbill: 100% Rye

Color: Dirty Gold

MSRP: $73

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NOSE

Ripe peaches | Hints of cream | Rye grain | Whifs of nail polish remover | Enjoyable scents that are quickly overrun by ethanol ones

palate

Muddled peaches | Muted oak | Grain | Vanilla | Hints of green peppercorn | Rye spice | Youthful muted flavors

finish

Dry leather | Flashes of sweet vanilla | Dry oak | Dab of rye spice | Dry & short lived

uniqueness
value
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Hailing from Middlebury, VT, Appalachian Gap Distillery produces Drumlin Champlain Valley Rye with rye grains that are grown within 25 miles of the distillery. Utilizing a 100% Champlain Valley rye mashbill, the resulting whiskey is unfortunately short on its delivery. While the nose holds promises of fruity and creamy flavors, an ever-present nailpolish remover ethanol-like scent overruns them. The rest of the sip is muddled, ending on a dry note that is quickly forgotten. While the rye actually shows some promise, it clearly needs a little more time in the barrel to truly come into its own.

The bottle being reviewed is bottle number 102/134 from batch number 2.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Jordan

February 10, 2021
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