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Middle West

Middle West
Straight Rye Whiskey

Category: Straight Rye Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 48%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

Middle West
Straight Rye Whiskey

Category: Straight Rye Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 48%
Brown color. Aromas and flavors of orange and cherry marmalade with a hint of beeswax, candied cherries on german chocolate cake, vanilla and caramel, and sweet tea with a satiny, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a peppery, complex, long finish conveying accents of mexican chocolate cake with vanilla cream and maple and dates. Savory, sweet, and spicy, the proof is too high to make this a dinner pairing but would pair with Mexican Hot Chocolate right after the meal.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: orange and cherry marmalade with a hint of beeswax, candied cherries on german chocolate cake, vanilla and caramel, and sweet tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of mexican chocolate cake with vanilla cream and maple and dates
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Savory, sweet, and spicy, the proof is too high to make this a dinner pairing but would pair with Mexican Hot Chocolate right after the meal.

The Producer

Middle West Spirits LLC

The Producer
1230 Courtland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
USA
1 614-299-2460

Straight Rye Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
In order for a product to be categorized as a Straight Rye Whiskey, the following must be true:

Mash bill must be made up of a minimum of 51% rye.
Aged a minimum of two years.
May not contain any flavors or colors.
All of the liquid in the bottle must be distilled in the same state.