-6 years old
-51% rye 39% corn 10% barley
Nose: Heavy aromas of cocoa powder and earthiness. A variety of baking spices (prominently clove) float out of the glass and are followed by sweet vanilla, subtle mint, and barrel char.
Taste: Extremely herbal with freshly ground green leaves and mint. It's a well balanced Maryland style rye that is both sweet and spicy. Notes of vanilla, honey, and caramel are followed by cloves, anise, and oak.
Finish: A subtle bit of anise makes its way onto the finish. Warming and dry, it's slightly shorter than expected.
Conclusion: I've grown to prefer the Maryland style rye from the Monongahel. This bottle really hammers that home. If you've enjoyed Rittenhouse or Pikesville Supreme Ryes, then I highly recommend giving this bottle a try!
My Rating: B+ (Very Good)
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