Brown sugar oatmeal | Rye grain | Spiced cinnamon cake | Syrup covered raisins | Sweet & inviting
Rye grain | Rye spice | Peppercorn spice | Brown sugar oatmeal | Light molasses | Nice balance of spice and sweet
Rye spice | Cinnamon spice | Light oak | Light leather | Lingering heat
A perfect roller coaster ride of sweet to spicy that makes MB Roland’s rye one of the more intriguing ryes available.
MB Roland Distillery, located in Pembroke, Kentucky is known for being a “grain to glass” craft distillery. The company bottles all of their whiskeys over 100 proof, which includes their standard rye offering which is bottled between 105-115 proof.
Much like MB Roland’s standard bourbon, its standard rye opens up with a really great nose. Full of sweet aromas, it's unexpected for a rye, but a welcome surprise that makes the nose full of sweet inviting scents. The midpoint of the sip retains some of that sweetness, but also pulls forward more spicy notes, before transitioning to a spicy finish that while not as in depth as its counterparts, ends the rye nicely. While its youthful notes are noticeable through various grainy notes, they don't detract from the sip, if anything helping to add more depth to it instead. Overall, MB Roland Rye offers a nice balance of sweet and spice to please most whiskey lovers.
The bottle being reviewed is from batch #12 and is number 560 of 640.