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Shady Mile Small Batch Bourbon (Rye Mash) - Review

Shady Mile Small Batch (High Rye Mash)
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distilled: Undisclosed - Owensboro, Kentucky
Bottled by Shady Mile Distillery, Owensboro, Kentucky
NAS - 2 Years Minimum
90 Proof
Mash Bill: 70% Corn, 21% Rye, 9% Malted Barley
Retail Price: ~$30

Poured Neat in a Glencairn

Color: Medium Amber

Nose: Dark Cherry & Almonds. Touch of Honey

Palate: Peppery Spice, Baker's Chocolate, Sweet Caramel Corn

Finish: Bold, Medium to Long Linger

Overall: The High Rye Bourbon and the Wheated Bourbon are two completely different profiles. The High Rye exhibits more of the chocolaty and cherry notes and is met with more of that allspice towards the finish. The balance is very nice but I feel this one would certainly benefit with a little more resting time. The flavors are there but with a little added oak, this would rate higher. Don't get me wrong, I will definitely try this with my weekly Smoked Old Fashion as I'm a fan of those cherry and chocolate notes.

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Thank you to the great folks at Shady Mile for sending me the samples and for some great communication on Instagram.

Library Rating: 7.6 / 10


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