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Roaming Man Tennessee Straight Rye

CAPSULE REVIEW
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Classification: Straight Rye

Company: Sugarlands Distilling Company

Distillery: Sugarlands Distilling Company

Release Date: 2020

Proof: 119.6 (Cask Strength)

Age: Blend of 3 Years, 8 Months & 3 Years, 4 Months

Mashbill: 51% Rye, 45% Corn, 4% Malted Barley

Color: Caramel

MSRP: $50 (375ml) (2020)

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NOSE

Raisins | Grain | Caramel | Light plum | Dark fruit

palate

Rye spice | Orange chocolate | Grain | Light oak | Oily mouthfeel

finish

Raisins | Rye spice | Apple | Vanilla | Oak | Long lasting

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value
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Much like its younger iteration, Roaming Man packs a punch. At 119.6 proof, its heavy rye spice backbone is evident throughout its sip. The whiskey still has some grainy notes present, although these are showing signs of retreating as the oak becomes more established. Its oily mouthfeel in conjunction with its proof helps highlight its raisin, plum, and port-like flavor profile, but more development is needed to tame the grain and intensify the oak. Sugarlands will have something special here in due time.

The sample used for this review was provided at no cost courtesy of its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Eric

October 9, 2020
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