Shady Mile High Rye Bourbon


Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Specialty Cellars

Distillery: Sourced from an undisclosed distillery(ies) in Kentucky

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 90

Age: 2 Years

Mashbill: 70% Corn, 21% Rye, 9% Malted Barley

Color: Blonde Oak

MSRP: $30 (2022)

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Fresh marshmallow | Light sweet vanilla | Light oak | A touch of fresh grain | Dash of light peppercorn | Youthful & light


Sweet vanilla | Cream puff | Light sweet cake | Marshmallow | Rye spice | Hint of grain | Mostly sweet with a nice balance of spice


Pop of rye spice | Dab of sweet vanilla | New oak | Baking spices | Touch of leather | Dry | Short


Shady Mile High Rye Bourbon is a youthful bourbon that acts its age.

Shady Mile Bourbon is produced “by the 10th oldest distillery in Kentucky.” Taking into account that this bourbon is barreled and bottled in Owensboro, KY and that Green River Distilling Co holds DSP-KY-10, it’s a safe assumption that the bourbon is sourced from here. The company has two main bourbons, with one focusing on wheat and the other rye as the secondary grain in its mashbill.

Shady Mile High Rye Bourbon starts off on a lighter note with youthful scents leading the way. The midpoint brings with it a nice balance of sweetness and spice providing some much needed liveliness to this bourbon. The whiskey ends with a pop of rye spice that mingles with a dab of sweetness and more traditional lighter notes of new oak and leather. While the sip has its moments, notably at the midpoint, it's youthful overall and I'd be curious to revisit it after it had a few more years in barrels under its belt.

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

August 15, 2022
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