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Fireside Straight Rye Single Barrel

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Classification: Straight Rye

Company: Mile High Spirits

Distillery: Mile High Spirits

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 105.6

Age: 3 Years

Mashbill: 93% Malted German Rye, 7% Malted German Chocolate Rye

Color: Rust

MSRP: $55 (2021)

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NOSE

Chocolate malt balls | Juicy Fruit gum | Eucalyptus | Fresh mint | Aloe | A touch of youth but lively

palate

Roasted nut | Coffee | Mild rye spice | Light baking spice | Cinnamon

finish

Roasted nut | Bittersweet chocolate | Chocolate malt balls | Lingering roasted nut aftertaste

uniqueness
value
overall

A little malted chocolate rye can go a long way, and Fireside Straight Rye certainly gets its mileage from it. Like chocolate malted barley, it gets its name more from its color than it tasting exactly like a chocolate bar. That said, because of its heavy roasting, it does tend to give off a nutty and at times, dark chocolate flavor. It can be polarizing, but for the adventurous, it can often provide complexity and texture to a whiskey. Mile High Spirits was wise to play with the devil so to speak, because you may think you know what to expect from a 3 year old rye, but Fireside Rye will prove you wrong. Bold, a bit overpowering, yet approachable, it's a unique tasting rye that will take you on a journey if you’re willing to buy the ticket and take the ride.

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: Eric

April 8, 2021
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