Rare Character 6 Year Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Amburana Cask The Prime Barrel Pick #76
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Rare Character squarely falls into the "If You Know, You Know" category of whiskey brands. They are purveyors of fine American whiskey focused on unique selections tailored to their customers and partners. Through unique relationships with top distillers nationwide, Rare Character has exclusive access to expressions that have never been released to the public.
Discover our latest collab with the brand - Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Amburana Cask. This unique whiskey is a brilliant blend of traditional rye whiskey and the exotic flavors imparted by Amburana wood barrels from South America. This barrel-proof whiskey is not for the faint of heart. The mashbill comprises 51% rye, 45% corn, and 4% malted barley, while the whiskey itself has matured for 6 years and 11 months before being finished in Amburana casks. The resulting spirit is a testament to the experimental essence of Rare Character Whiskey, exploring the possibilities of American whiskey one barrel at a time.
- Barrel #4MB-R-52
- Proof: 117.5
- Age: 6 years 10 months
- Mashbill: 51% rye, 45% corn, 4% malted barley
- Nose: The aroma leaps from the glass with dominant notes of cinnamon, blending well with a dessert-like quality reminiscent of rice pudding. Undertones of vanilla cream add a soft, sweet layer to the nose.
- Palate: The flavors on the palate mirror the nose, showcasing a robust cinnamon character and a particular cereal crunch. The warmth of the whiskey is well-pronounced, especially for those not accustomed to cask-strength spirits.
- Finish: The finish is spicy yet smooth, leaving a lasting impression of cinnamon warmth with every sip.
- Given the strong cinnamon and vanilla notes, this whiskey pairs well with desserts like apple pie or cinnamon rolls. For a savory pairing, consider dishes with a hint of sweetness or spice, like glazed ham or BBQ ribs.