Middle West Spirits Dark Pumpernickel Rye - Review
Middle West Spirits
Dark Pumpernickel Rye
Straight Rye Whiskey
Aged 3+ Years
Distilled by Middle West Spirits, Columbus, OH
Mash Bill: Undisclosed percentages of Dark Pumpernickel Rye, Yellow Corn, Ohio Soft Red Winter Wheat and 2-Row Barley
Retail Price ~$45
Poured neat in a Glencairn
Nose: Marbled rye bread, dark dried fruits and white pepper
Palate: Creamy caramel, milk chocolate, honeysuckle, white pepper
Finish: Warm, viscous medium linger with a slight spice.
Overall: I believe the combination of the Pumpernickel Rye and the Ohio Soft Red Winter Wheat creates this creamy, yet slightly spiced delight. There is a lot dancing on the front and the sides of my palate to which I had to pour a second ounce to try to pinpoint and confirm what I was tasting. I didn't expect a rye to be this creamy. I'm not mad at this at all. Something unique and delicious will always pique my interest and this was no exception.
I'd like to take a moment to thank the folks at Middle West Spirits for providing this sample to the Library. As always, all my reviews are honest, never biased or influenced.