Three Chord Amplify Rye (Batch 0015)


Classification: Blend of Rye Whiskeys

Company: Steel Bending Spirits

Distillery: Sourced (from undisclosed distilleries in Kentucky and Indiana)

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 95

Age: NAS (Website states a blend of a 3 year old rye and younger rye)

Mashbill: 95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley

Color: Straw

MSRP: $45 (2021)

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Creme brulee | Caramel | Gingerbread | Black pepper | Surprisingly sweet


Sweet with herbal characteristics | Grassy | Anise | Rye spice | Caramel | Light clove | Youthful


Tapering spice | Orange peel | Floral | Short to medium-length


Amplify Rye is Three Chord’s signature rye whiskey. It definitely shows signs of youth, but makes up for it with a mixture of interesting flavors that somehow work together. Erring on the sweeter side, its combination of sweet, herbal, fruit, and spice notes explores quite a range. While there is no age statement on the bottle, a little reconnaissance reveals the combination of ryes in the blend are aged three years or less. This explains the whiskey’s youthful underpinnings, but despite the young age it is surprisingly drinkable and complex. With that being said, rounding out the component whiskeys with a little more time in the barrel might help this whiskey reach new heights.

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: Nick Beiter

May 15, 2021
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