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Pursuit United Blended Straight Rye (Batch #7CC)

CAPSULE REVIEW

Classification: Blend of Straight Ryes

Company: Pursuit Spirits, LLC

Distillery: Sourced from Bardstown Bourbon Co. and Sagamore Spirit Distillery

Release Date: August 2022

Proof: 108

Age: NAS (Aged at least 4 years per TTB regulations)

Mashbill: Undisclosed percentages blend of 95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley & 51% Rye, 45% Corn, 4% Malted Barley

Color: Dark Copper

MSRP: $65 (2022)

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NOSE

Brown sugar | Cinnamon | Green apple | Mint | Fullness

palate

Toasted oak | Mint | Tea | Green peppercorn | Dark caramel

finish

Rye spice | Cinnamon | Marzipan | Bark | Leather | Lingering spice | Punchy

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A bold tasting rye with rye and baking spice to spare.

Following in the footsteps of their first rye release, their second release, dubbed Batch 7CC, once again is a blend that includes both high and low rye mashbills. The result is every bit as lively as before. Where their first release featured a third component with an additional 95/5 mashbill, Batch 7CC omitted it, which might have been a move to bring a better balance to the blend. While that is partially true, Batch 7CC is still very spice forward and at times is still quite bold.

The nose provides a nice array of baking spices combined with traditional rye notes of green apple and mint. There is a fullness to the aroma packing potency. The palate omits fruity notes of any kind for a return to toasted oak, mint, green peppercorn, along with a nice tea undercurrent. The finish is rye spice forward and isn’t shy about it, delivering ample cinnamon notes which linger long after the sip. Rye typically follows either a fruit-forward path or a spice-filled one. Pursuit United Batch 7CC takes the latter. If you love a potent rye with bold spice, Batch 7CC hits that mark.

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

October 17, 2022
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