We’re always excited to see new rye whiskey. These latest offerings just rolled in from Baltimore. While the house made spirit ages, they have secured some wonderful barrels of rye from Indiana to help pass the time.
Sagamore Spirit Straight Rye
Great balance of wintergreen and clove on the nose with spicy oak notes. The palate is equally balanced, highlighting the classic rye flavors of wintergreen mint, baking spice and a faint hint of dill. The finish is lovely with clove and sweet sugars lingering. A powerful young rye and a solid foundation for classic cocktails.
Sagamore Spirit Straight Rye Cask Strength
A double gold winner at the 2017 San Francisco spirits competition. Wonderful charred oak and cooked grain up front on the nose. Wintergreen, clove, and vanilla in the background. The taste is quite spicy with cinnamon, mint, dark baking spices, and vanilla. The finish is pleasantly long with anise and vanilla lingering. A stunner of a rye.
Hochstadter's Slow & Low 100 proof Rock & Rye Made With Straight Rye Whiskey
We at the Whiskey Hotline love a classic cocktail, and we love it even more when we don’t have to make it ourselves. Enter Hochstadter’s and their fabulous Rock and Rye. The rock and rye is the grandfather of the old fashioned; rye whiskey with some sweetener, citrus and bitters. In this case raw honey, dried orange peel, bitters and a bit of rock candy. You can get Slow & Low everyday at a very respectable 84 proof, but this 100 proof delight only comes around once a year and is made with 6 year old rye. Grab it while you can, at 100 proof the flavor lasts a lot longer than our stock will.
Knockmore Irish Whiskey
A welcome newcomer to the ever expanding selection of Irish whiskey, Knockmore is pleasant and approachable without being a bore. On the nose lemon, vanilla, and cooked grain lead with subtle clove and spice in the background. On the taste, candied citrus, vanilla, and oak spice. The finish is sweet and pleasant with candied citrus and clove lingering.
Spice Note Cumin Infused Tequila
On the nose, lovely flavors of cumin, spice, and agave. Taste is sweeter than expected and savory. Finish is full of cumin with a sweet side, and a tiny dose of peppery agave. A unique addition to our ever growing selection of flavors and elixirs.
Spice Note Cinnamon Infused Tequila
On the nose, loads of cinnamon…but in a cinnamon toast crunch sort of way. Sweet sugary cinnamon. On the taste, soft hints of agave show up, but pepper shows up big time with sweet cinnamon. Interestingly enough, on the finish this turns more into a red hots type of cinnamon. The take away, sweet cinnamon up front, cinnamon pepper agave on the taste, and redhots candy finish with some subtle agave pepper. Looking forward to using this in some cocktails.
Gran Dovejo was founded in 2009 by two cousins who partnered up with NOM 1414, found a legendary distiller in Sergio Cruz, and began producing some impassioned and delicious tasting tequila. The pinas used for these tequilas come exclusively from the highlands of Jalisco. These plants tend to be fruitier and juicer than ones grown at lower elevations. This high sugar content translates into big, full, rich and tropical fruit laden tequilas. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Tequila Gran Dovejo Blanco
On the nose, citrus rich agave with soft vegetal flavors in the background. On the taste, citrus and pepper with a dose of agave honey. The finish is pleasant with spice and citrus sugars lingering.
Tequila Gran Dovejo Reposado
Aged for a minimum of 6 months, these reposados tend to fall more in the 12 month age range from what we can taste. On the nose, sweet highland agave has delivered a big tropical fruit bomb. Plenty of orange and lime with dried fruits and vanilla and oak spice lingering on the taste. The finish is long and fruit heavy. A well put together reposado and a welcome break from the usual whiskey rotation.
Tequila Gran Dovejo Anejo
Aged between 18 and 36 months, this anejo is drinking quite mature. Cooked agave and citrus lead the way on the nose with oak and leather in the background. On the taste, clove-baked orange, vanilla candy, and vegetal cooked agave flavors. The finish is very long and spicy with cinnamon fading slowly alongside clove.