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Rossville Union Straight Rye Barrel Proof

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Classification: Straight Rye

Company: MGP

Distillery: MGP

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 112.6

Age: NAS (Company website states 5 and 6 years old)

Mashbill: Blend of MGP’s 51% Rye, 45% Corn, 4% Malted Barley and 95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley mashbills

Color: Copper

MSRP: $70 (2020)

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NOSE

Rye spice | Straw | Hint of citrus | Summer fruits | Bold and straightforward

palate

Rye grain | Fresh baked bread | Candied summer fruit | Apricot | Spicy with a gentle sweetness

finish

Rye spice | Vanilla | Oak | Leather | Twinge of pure alcohol | Lingering mild anise aftertaste

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value
overall

At 112.6 this is understandably bold, but not to the degree I thought it would be. And that’s a good thing. This is a fruit-forward, sweet and savory rye that drinks well. It also features a unique flavor agent that I had a hard time pinning down, unsure if it’s yeasty, herbal, floral, or just anise note intensifying during its finish. Regardless, this is an enjoyable barrel proof rye that packs punch, but doesn't gut punch you like some high proof rye whiskeys often do.

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

August 17, 2020
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