Liberty Pole Spirits Peated Rye Whiskey Barrel Proof (Batch #6)


Classification: Straight Rye

Company: Mango Creek Craft Distillers, LLC

Distillery: Mango Creek Craft Distillers, LLC

Release Date: February 2024

Proof: 111.4

Age: 3 Years

Mashbill: 59% Rye, 30% Scottish Heavily Peated Malt, 11% Unpeated Malt

Color: Dark Gold

MSRP: $64 / 750mL (2024)

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Heavy peat | Slight campfire smoke | Hay | Grain | Dab of honey | Light vanilla bean | Earthy and slightly sweet


Smoked wood | Peat | Rye spice | Mixed peppercorns | Malted barley | Hints of baking chocolate | Honey | Slight marshmallow | Earthy


Rye spice | Baking chocolate | Light dry oak | Mixed peppercorn spice | Smoke | Slightest dab of honey sweetness | Lingering smoky spice


A scotch drinker’s rye, Liberty Pole Spirits Peated Rye Whiskey Barrel Proof Batch #6 is the perfect whiskey for those who love scotch and are looking to explore the world of American rye whiskey.

Liberty Pole Spirits is located in southwestern Pennsylvania, 25 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. The family-owned and operated distillery was founded in 2016 and produces a number of standard whiskeys along with special releases such as Peated Rye Whiskey Barrel Proof. The company states that Batch #6 of the whiskey is composed of a blend of five barrels that have barrel dates ranging from August 2019 to August 2020, making it a blend of 3.5 to just over 4 year old whiskeys and their oldest batch of this release to date.

If you were blindly handed a glass of this in a bar, you’d have a hard time guessing it was a rye based on its nose. The whiskey opens with heavy peated scents that combine with campfire smoke, hay, and grain to form a bold earthy base. These mingle with slightly sweet scents that add a flair of variety. The rest of the sip follows a similar pattern with smoke and peat driving earthy scents, albeit with a pop of rye spice influence and sweetness weaved in. Liberty Pole Spirits Peated Rye Whiskey Barrel Proof Batch #6 drinks older than its young age would suggest and delivers an enjoyable sip overall. However, the main caveat this whiskey carries is that it’s far from a traditional-tasting rye and serves more as a bridge for scotch drinkers who are looking to dive into the world of American ryes.

The whiskey in review is bottle number 207 of 1052.

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 Moskal

May 6, 2024
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