Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey
Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey refuses to be forgotten. First produced in Maryland in the 1890s, the brand, along with the rest of the once-booming Maryland Rye industry, was shuttered by prohibition. The brand reemerged after prohibition and became the last standing Maryland Rye, as the rest of the industry's production had ceased. Now produced in Kentucky from extra-aged barrels stored in prime warehouse locations, Heaven Hill keeps this historic Maryland mark alive with this award-winning six year old, 110 proof offering.
COLOR: Pale copper
AROMA: Dusty cocoa notes with oaky smoke underneath
TASTE: Dry and spicy, with honeyed rye and cloves
FINISH: Soft vanilla and baking spices
An excellent experience; I had lots of fun imbibing "Pikesville Rye" in Lew Bryson's version of the "Rye Presbyterian" (Rye and ginger ale, from the book "Tasting Whiskey"), during an evening of sorting vinyl records, while listening to "One Night Stand! Sam Cooke Live at The Harlem Square Club", over-and-over again!
Very good whiskey!!!