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Blue Run Golden Rye Whiskey | Batch #1 Review


Blue Rune Golden Rye


Distillery: Sourced from an undisclosed distillery by Blue Run Spirits

Proof: 95

Mash bill: Undisclosed

Age: No Age Statement


MSRP: $99


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Fool Proof Rating and Summary of Tasting Notes

Color: Golden Honey


Nose: Honey, Toffee, rye spice, nutmeg, a hint of dill, mature oak


Palate: Butter Toffee, rye spice, cloves, black pepper, mature oak


Finish: longe with lots of rye spice, black pepper, and mature oak


Feel: Viscous, buttery with great mouth coating


See below for an in-depth review



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For all my tastings I use either the Libbey Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glass or a traditional Glencairn glass. They both are great for nosing and help in discerning more subtle notes.


 

In-Depth Review of Blue Run Golden Rye Whiskey


A group of friends who love their bourbon decided to try and change the whiskey industry. Armed with a Nike designer, Facebook's very first director-level employee, an experienced hospitality executive, a political advisor, and philanthropist – plus Master Distiller Jim Rutledge (previously of Four Roses distillery) as the "liquid director" (with over 50 years experience in whisky!) – Blue Run Spirits was born. This team is creating some remarkable products for today’s modern whisky fan! I'm looking forward to witnessing their creation process and what they are going do to next.


Blue Run Spritis has crafted a one-of-a-kind Golden Rye Whiskey with select rye grains that have produced a unique, golden hue. Its unparalleled quality was recognized by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and was a gold medal winner in 2021.


This is a small batch whiskey and the bottle that I am tasting is from Batch #1.


Check out my review of Blue Run High Rye Bourbon here.


Nose

Blue Run Golden Rye Whiskey is a complex and enticing whiskey with a nose that evokes the sweetness of honey and toffee. As the aroma deepens, notes of rye spice and nutmeg emerge, hinting at the whiskey's depth of flavor. A subtle touch of dill adds a fresh herbal note, while the presence of old oak lends a satisfying earthiness to the overall profile. The nose suggests that this is a nuanced and well-crafted whiskey.

Palate

Blue Run Golden Rye Whiskey is a complex and enjoyable pour. The tasting notes begin with rich and buttery toffee notes, which give way to the spiciness of rye and a hint of baking spice and cloves. I also noticed a prominent taste of old oak coming through. This whiskey is perfect for those who appreciate a well-rounded and diverse flavor experience. The balance of sweet and spicy is quite impressive. Very nice palate.

Finish

This Blue Run Rye Whiskey delivers an incredibly satisfying finish. I think it has a perfect amount of rye spice and oak in the lingering flavors. The finish is enjoyably long, allowing the senses to fully appreciate the balanced flavors. What's more, a subtle sweetness adds a touch of complexity to the overall taste.

Feel

This whiskey has a nice viscosity with a buttery feel and a great mouth-coating feel. This is a NAS bottle but I would guess it's probably between 6-8 years old.

Overall

Overall, Blue Run Golden Rye Whiskey is a distinct, and enjoyable whiskey that balances sweet and spicy flavors with an overall pleasant amount of oak. The finish is long and the mouth coating feel is buttery and smooth. With a nice complexity to the taste, this whiskey offers a well-rounded flavor experience.


I really enjoyed this pour and am giving it a Fool-Proof Rating of 89%. Check out my review of Blue Run High Rye Bourbon here.



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Below are my favorite glasses for doing tastings. The Libbey Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glass is my favorite because it has a little more heft to it and feels better in my hand than the traditional Glencairn glass does.

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