Country: USA
Region: Arkansas
Type: Rye Whiskey
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 50%
Score: 92 points

Rock Town Distillery 8th Anniversary Bottled in Bond Arkansas Straight Rye. Photo ©2018, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.Each August, Phil Brandon of Rock Town Distillery in Little Rock creates a special whiskey to celebrate the distillery’s anniversary. The 2018 8th anniversary edition is a Bottled in Bond Arkansas Straight Rye that may be the best whiskey from Rock Town yet.

The nose has good rye spices with clove, allspice, nutmeg, and a hint of dill balanced by caramel, honey, and vanilla notes. The taste has a good buildup of those same spices with caramel, honey, and vanilla adding depth and complexity in the background. The finish is long with lingering spices and a touch of honey. Very nice! (August, 2018)