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Uncle Nearest

Uncle Nearest
Single Barrel No. 002 Rye Whiskey

Category: Straight Rye Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 59%
Invests in BIPOC and female owned spirit brands
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$89

Uncle Nearest
Single Barrel No. 002 Rye Whiskey

Category: Straight Rye Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 59%
Dark gold color. Aromas of brown butter and lemongrass, baking spices and lime Jell-O, vanilla and maple sap, and hot chili honey with a glycerous, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a hot, complex, very long cedar and all spice, thai chili in honey, maple syrup, and plum and vanilla nougat finish. Hot honey here with sweetness and spicy character all in balance and holding the ABV very well; not for the faint of heart but stellarly executed.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Spirity
Aroma Aroma: brown butter and lemongrass, baking spices and lime Jell-O, vanilla and maple sap, and hot chili honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of cedar and all spice, thai chili in honey, maple syrup, and plum and vanilla nougat
Smoothness Smoothness: Hot
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Hot honey here with sweetness and spicy character all in balance and holding the ABV very well; not for the faint of heart but stellarly executed.

The Producer

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

The Producer
3125 HWY 231
Shelbyville, TN 37160
USA

Their Portfolio

94 Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Tennessee Whiskey 50% (USA) $59.00.
95 Uncle Nearest 1884 Premium Small Batch Tennessee Whiskey 46.5% (USA) $49.00.
97 Uncle Nearest Master Blend Edition Premium Whiskey Blend No. 002 57.5% (USA) $149.00.
95 Uncle Nearest 11 Year 1820 Premium Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey Barrel No. US-53 55.1% (USA) $120.00.
95 Uncle Nearest 11 Year 1820 Premium Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey Barrel No. US-53 55.1% (USA) $120.00.
94 Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Tennessee Whiskey 50% (USA) $59.00.
88 Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Tennessee Whiskey 46.5% (USA) $49.00.
96 Uncle Nearest Master Blend Edition Premium Tennessee Whiskey 55.5% (USA) $149.00.
89 Uncle Nearest 1856 Tennessee Whiskey 50% (USA) $59.00.
89 Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Tennessee Whiskey 46.5% (USA) $49.00.
94 Uncle Nearest Master Whiskey Blend Edition Tennessee Whiskey Blend No. 017 60.5% (USA) $149.00.
93 Uncle Nearest Straight Rye Whiskey 50% (USA) $39.00.
87 Uncle Nearest Straight Rye Whiskey 50% (USA) $39.00.
93 Uncle Nearest Uncut & Unfiltered Straight Rye Whiskey Blend No. 001 59.8% (USA) $149.00.
87 Uncle Nearest Uncut & Unfiltered Straight Rye Whiskey Blend No. 001 59.8% (USA) $149.00.
94 Uncle Nearest Single Barrel No. 002 Rye Whiskey 59% (USA) $89.00.
92 Uncle Nearest Single Barrel No. 002 Rye Whiskey 59% (USA) $89.00.
93 Uncle Nearest Single Barrel No. 061 Tennessee Whiskey 60.5% (USA) $79.00.
89 Uncle Nearest Single Barrel No. 061 Tennessee Whiskey 60.5% (USA) $79.00.
89 Uncle Nearest 1856 Tennessee Whiskey 50% (USA) $59.00.
89 Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Tennesee Whiskey 46.5% (USA) $49.00.
94 Uncle Nearest Master Whiskey Blend Edition Tennessee Whiskey Blend No. 017 60.5% (USA) $149.00.
93 Uncle Nearest Uncut & Unfiltered Straight Rye Whiskey Blend No. 001 59.8% (Canada) $149.00.
93 Uncle Nearest Straight Rye Whiskey 50% (Canada) $59.00.
94 Uncle Nearest Single Barrel No. 002 Rye Whiskey 59% (Canada) $89.00.
93 Uncle Nearest Single Barrel No. 061 Tennessee Whiskey 60.5% (USA) $79.00.

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.