Review #104: Sagamore Spirits Rye Oak Liquor Cabinet and Austin Bourbon Hunters Pick

Sagamore Spirits is a Maryland distillery who primarily sources from MGP and then dilutes with their own limestone filtered water. They have a couple different rye recipes and this pick is a combination of 90% of their high rye mashbill and 10% of their low rye mashbill.

Sagamore Spirits Rye Oak Liquor Cabinet and Austin Bourbon Hunters

Age: NAS

Abv: 95 proof

Color: A medium amber

Price: $43.99

Neat

Nose: Herbal and cherry notes dominate the nose

Taste: A strong rye spice note compliments the herbal and cherry notes from the nose. Solid mouthfeel for the proof.

Finish: A little short with warm rye spice and sweet herbs

On a rock

Nose: The cherry notes are faint but still there while the herbal notes continue to dominate.

Taste: Herbals with hints of cherry and warm rye spice.

Finish: Very similar to the neat finish. Maybe a touch shorter

Conclusion

A very nice take on MGP rye that is good both neat and on the rocks if a touch low in proof. It’s quite herbal without strong dill notes from some MGP distillate, has a nice fruity cherry note and strong but not overpowering rye spice. Not quite at the level of High West Rendezvous but pretty close and a good bit cheaper. A great buy if you like herbal and cherry notes in your rye.

7 - a great whiskey I’d order at a bar

Fair - Worth the money, happy with my purchase

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