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OYO

OYO
Barreling Strength Rye Whiskey

Category: Unaged Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 55%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$31.50

OYO
Barreling Strength Rye Whiskey

Category: Unaged Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 55%
Clear. Aromas of raisin bread pudding and graham cracker with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling cherry, honey on rye toast, and sweet and pepper spice finish. Great spicy rye character that will pop well in cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: raisin bread pudding and graham cracker
Taste Flavor: tingling cherry, honey on rye toast, and sweet and pepper spice
Smoothness Smoothness: Silky
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Great spicy rye character that will pop well in cocktails.

The Producer

Middle West Spirits LLC

The Producer
470 E. Starr Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
USA
1 614-299-2460

Unaged Whiskey

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Serve in a Canadian Whisky Glass
The availability and sale of unaged or white whiskies is a recent phenomenon; these were formerly referred to as 'white dog' or 'new make' whiskies. These are whiskies where the producer has decided not to mature them in a barrel–they merely pass them through a barrel or keep them in barrel for a very short period so that they can legally qualify as 'whisky', but not retain any wood character. Thus they have a clear appearance with intriguing aromas such as white pepper, cereal and dried fruits, as opposed to the oak-influenced notes of vanilla, roasted nuts and caramel found in an aged whiskey. These are versatile whiskies that are sometimes enjoyed neat, but most often used in cocktails.