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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

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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.

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Written By: Jordan

February 10, 2021
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