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Uncle Nearest

Uncle Nearest
Straight Rye Whiskey

Category: Straight Rye Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 50%
Invests in BIPOC and female owned spirit brands
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$59

Uncle Nearest
Straight Rye Whiskey

Category: Straight Rye Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 50%
Medium gold color. Aromas of butterscotch flan, lemon ice tea, caramel corn and candy corn, and toffee with a round, crisp, dry full body and a warming, appealing, breezy butterscotch dipped vanilla ice cream, heath bar, peanut brittle, and candied black pepper corns finish. A totally toasty, tasty barrel forward Whiskey that deftly hides the higher proof and the rye spice until the finish.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: butterscotch flan, lemon ice tea, caramel corn and candy corn, and toffee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of butterscotch dipped vanilla ice cream, heath bar, peanut brittle, and candied black pepper corns
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A totally toasty, tasty barrel forward Whiskey that deftly hides the higher proof and the rye spice until the finish.

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.