SAGAMORE SPIRITS COGNAC FINISH RYE WHISKEY
Bottled at 101 Proof, this whiskey was originally a limited release for a local charity event (for a flood in Maryland). But it is back for a second release.
“Sagamore Spirit made headlines this year when its Port Finish rye won “Best Rye Whiskey” at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition and promptly sold out. This cognac finish rye is its first limited release since that win and it is now apparent that the folks at Sagamore Spirit know how to handle whiskey finishing. The nose is almost purely Cognac — raisins and apple, mostly — but the initial taste leans rye. Vanilla, cinnamon and star anise dominate the palate, and the fruitier Cognac hints return on the finish. This is a rye destined for sipping, not mixing.” Gear Patrol, the Best Thing I Drank Last Month