Pikesville Straight Rye

Pikesville Straight Rye
WhiskyPikesville Straight Rye
CountryUnited States
TypeRye
CaskAmerican Oak
Age6 years old
Abv55%
Rating 83/100
Reviews of Pikesville Straight Rye
says on November 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

I like Rittenhouse rye which is 4 yr old and this is supposed to be same rye aged 2 more years. Very solid and delicious with great balance and a finish that gets sweeter and darker as it lingers longer than Rittenhouse which has shorter finish but younger, brighter start of palate. Some may want more spice heat but this is yummy as is and 110 proof provides useful power and burn compared to something like Lot 40 rye at 86 proof.

says on October 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Chocolate flavor, sweet and subtle spicy taste, rather softy

says on September 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Burnished

General description

great flavors of vanilla and spice, but a strong alcohol burn as well

says on August 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 94/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Super solid rye. Lots of rye, vanilla, and caramel. It is a bit hot, but not in an offensive way. Long enjoyable finish

says on July 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

nice cinnamon smooth spicy

says on May 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Surprisingly smooth for 110 proof, with much less burn than I expected. Spicy and floral on the nose with some allspice and caramel on the pallet with a medium finish

says on April 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Spicy, with vanilla and cinnamon - prefer with touch of water to open it up and cut the alcohol burn

says on February 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Brown sherry

General description

I was expecting a heavy alcohol note on the nose due to the high abv, but it is barely evident. The nose gives off caramel, fruit, and spice. Honey and cinnamon on the taste with a spicy finish that produces burn. Adding water reduces the burn and brings out buttery caramel. Excellent rye whiskey and well worth the price.

Nose

caramel, honey, fruit, spice, oak

Palate

honey, caramel, spice,

Finish

Spicy with some burn. add water.

says on December 8, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 79/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Didn't care for it the first taste but it has grown on me as I've gone though the bottle. Still, I prefer Rittenhouse BIB over this and it is half the price

says on August 19, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

An instant favourite - don't hesitate to pick up a bottle or two if you can find this.

says on April 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

very good rye and extremely drinkable and smooth at the higher proof, very enjoyable

says on November 10, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

This is some excellent stuff, one of the best ryes I've ever tried. Sweet, peppery and creamy at the same time.

Nose

Vanilla cream and oak reside under a big, heavy blanket of peppery rye.

Palate

Very creamy. Pepper, oak, cherry liquorice, gingerbread, chilli and blood orange.

Finish

A long, velvety mix of vanilla syrup and peppery toffee. Very nice.

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Flavour profile

  • Spice
  • Sweet
  • Rye
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Nice
  • Clove
  • Caramel
  • Wood
  • Dark
  • Pepper
  • Black pepper
  • Tobacco
  • Chocolate
  • Dark chocolate
  • Raisin
  • Bourbon
  • Candy
  • Cherry
  • Good
  • Leather
  • Full body
  • Bitter
  • Warming
  • Oak
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