Chocolate malt balls | Juicy Fruit gum | Eucalyptus | Fresh mint | Aloe | A touch of youth but lively
Roasted nut | Coffee | Mild rye spice | Light baking spice | Cinnamon
Roasted nut | Bittersweet chocolate | Chocolate malt balls | Lingering roasted nut aftertaste
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.