Full Review

Ransom

Ransom
Rye, Barley & Wheat Whiskey

Category: American Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 46.7%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$53.15

Ransom
Rye, Barley & Wheat Whiskey

Category: American Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 46.7%
Amber color. Herbal aromas and flavors of bay leaf, gingerbread, eucalyptus, spruce tips, juniper, cranberry stollen, and spiced orange tea with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of mesquite honeycomb and scorched metal finish. A distinctively spicy and vocal whiskey that will make lovely hot toddies for the holidays.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy
Aroma Aroma: bay leaf, gingerbread, eucalyptus, spruce tips, juniper, cranberry stollen, and spiced orange tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of mesquite honeycomb and scorched metal
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Hot Toddy, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctively spicy and vocal whiskey that will make lovely hot toddies for the holidays.

The Producer

Ransom Spirits

The Producer
23101 Houser Rd
Sheridan, OR 97378
USA
1 503-876-5022

Their Portfolio

93 Ransom Dry Gin 44% (USA) $29.00.
85 Ransom Rye, Barley & Wheat Whiskey 46.7% (USA) $53.15.
86 Ransom Old Tom Gin 44% (USA) $38.00.

American Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
American Whiskey is a Beverage Testing Institute classification for specialty whiskies bottled in the United States that do not neatly fit other categories.
Some spirits producers in the U.S. have started crafting blends of different types or categories of whiskies together to create a unique flavor profile. Examples include products made from Single Malt Scotch Whisky blended with a high-rye Bourbon, or a 50/50 blend of straight bourbon and straight rye. Under federal TTB regulations these whiskies would fall into the 'Blended Whiskey' or 'A Blend of Straight Whiskies' categories. BTI gives these products the American Whisky category designation to better capture their producers' experimental intents to delineate them from the younger, lower-priced blended whiskies that often include neutral grain spirits and/or added coloring or flavoring.

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