Country: USA
Region: Arkansas
Type: Rye
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 46%
Score: 82 points

Rock Town Arkansas Rye Whiskey. Image courtesy Rock Town Distillery.This 100% rye whiskey is made from grain grown near the distillery in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the nose is complex. It reminds me of a swimming pool at first, along with notes of clove, allspice, toasted bagels, and graham cracker pie crust. There’s also a rubberiness to it, but the nose is still very appealing. The taste is spicy with cinnamon and chili powder notes that dominate the palate at first, but eventually fade to reveal peach and pear notes in the background. The finish has those same lingering spices and fruity notes, and a splash of water will open up the whiskey and add a bit of complexity. (December, 2013)