J. W. Rutledge 'High Plains' Straight Rye Whiskey Kentucky USA

$59.99 USD

This is the first rye whiskey from J.W. Rutledge Distillery, which is spearheaded by master distiller Jim Rutledge, the man behind the Four Roses revival and plenty of other quality bourbon on shelves today. In 2019, Rutledge reintroduced Cream of Kentucky bourbon, a brand that was discontinued in the 1980s.
Comments from Whisky Advocate

Producer Tasting Notes
When first nosing High Plains Rye, the mellowness of the four-year-old whiskey is quite apparent. Light spicy notes of allspice, nutmeg and white pepper are noticeable in this unique multi-state whiskey. Hints of cinnamon, brown sugar and butterscotch also present themselves. The whiskey changes slightly to persimmon fruit, light caramel and rye grain when a couple chips of ice are added. When sipped, persimmon is found mid-palate along with a gentle hint of cayenne pepper. There are also notes of soft vanilla bean, yet the rye stays assertive. The relatively short finish, which is typical of younger whiskeys, is surprisingly very gentle with a nice dry quality.