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Old Overholt Rye Whiskey

I’m all sorts of green in the world of whisk(e)y, so this will be brief and I’ll ask for your patience and understanding with my opinions. I certainly enjoy a glass every now and then, but the price point (as compared to beer) means I need to make a more significant investment in trying new spirits. I mean, I’m okay spending around $15 on a mixer sixer with all new great beers, but spending that on a bottle of liquor I haven’t had at all before is a hard decision to make. Additionally, beer in Muncie is a lot more accessible than trying out different whisk(e)y. But! Some of my family brought back goodies from Kentucky, and I really want to share what I’ve had the opportunity to try lately.

The basics
Old Overholt (Say that five times fast)
Straight Rye Whiskey
80 proof / 40% ABV
4 Years

All in all
Thumbs up. Plus, I think the price is pretty reasonable at $16.99. I wouldn’t mind picking one up at the store to have on hand. Sidenote: don’t attempt to have a Founders Double Trouble after a glass of this…those two flavors do not mesh well.

Light copper, with legs that hung on for dear life

Vanilla bean and brown sugar

Cedar, then lingering vanilla aftertaste

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