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Pikesville 6 Year Old 110 Proof Straight Rye

(70cl, 55%)

Pikesville 6 Year Old 110 Proof Straight Rye

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Pikesville 6yo 110 Proof Bottling Note

A fantastic rye whiskey produced in Kentucky, the Pikesville brand dates back to 1895 in Maryland. This 6 year old 110 proof was released in 2015, receiving a Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, an "Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation" from the Ultimate Spirits Challenge and was named the Second Finest Whisky in the World in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016 as well as the World's Best Rye Whisky at the World Whiskies Awards 2016 - Heaven Hill also won Distiller of the Year at the Icons of Whisky 2016!

"one of the aromas of the year... after that nose, the delivery just had to be majestic. And it is... those wonderful, bustling, fizzing spices... the best from Heaven Hill for some time"

- Jim Murray (97.5 Points)

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Some dusty spice, a touch of Norwegian hand cream and cocoa at first with sweet liquorice, Curaçao, vanilla custard and crème caramel developing.

Palate: Fruity, then wonderfully spicy rye. Sweet liquorice again (specifically the coconutty/nougat-y pink Liquorice Allsorts that have a black bit in the middle), plenty of oak and then clove drops on the tail.

Finish: Vanilla with cinnamon and apricot Danish.

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Pikesville 6 Year Old 110 Proof Straight Rye Reviews

Best rye ever!

At first nose, I would not be able to detect this as rye. A very peculiar rye.

19th April 2021

Good but there is better out there.

Yeah it’s good gut not as good in my opinion as 1776. I don’t know if it’s just my pallet but the rye seems to be a little muted.

2nd April 2021

Best rye

Probably my favourite whiskey
Nose: for me, Rye spice, caramel, and like flat doctor pepper and coke

Palate: A nice burn, classic bourbon flavours, little grassy, candy liquorice I agree with, that doctor pepper taste again is strong for me, then a long rye finish, very flavourful stuff it’s amazing
Very balanced great taste, nice burn, nice finish what more could you want

3rd October 2020

Delicious

Fantastic rye, just heavenly. But, Norwegian hand creme on the nose? Lol, can you get any more pretentious?

8th September 2020

Excellent rye whiskey

Pikesville straight Rye is rye whiskey, and will fall flat in the bottle a little bit if it’s on the shelf for too long, or maybe exposed to too much heat during storage. So you might want to keep it on your shelf for about a year is perfect. If you pick up a bottle of it, and it’s an older bottle some of the rye notes will disappear, or flatten out a bit. Basically with rye whiskey newer is better. Basically with rye whiskey newer is better. ^^

10th April 2020

Best of what's out there

Heaven Hill Distillery...in name and meaning. Without intending to be gushing, this mob are head and shoulders above their contemporaries in the Bourbon game. Here is another example of (in this category) Rye, better than the rest. Strong, flavorful and satisfying...what more do you want? "Good value"- There is that too.

1st April 2020

Outstanding distilled spirit.

This has been my first purchase of Pikesville rye whiskey, and will not be my last. I had been a Jack Daniels drinker since my 20's, then to Glenfiddich Scotch. This is comparable to either.

1st December 2019

One of the best American whiskeys

Excellent rye however I’m not a pompous idiotic prat who smells Norwegian hand cream so what do I know?

30th November 2019

worth every penny

found it in maryland for $44. yup the 110. not overwhelmingly spicy from the nose you can tell it'll be smooth. Had been looking for it for a while, but it's been two months since I devoured a bottle of whiskey so I said what the hell. It's not lost on me. Much better than the routine wt101, in fact I was ready to walk out of the store but then spotted this on the shelf.

7th September 2019

Rich in the nose and long finish

To understand this whiskey I had to make a simultaneous taste. Compared with 1776, Knob Creek, Rittenhouse and Rebel Yell. Rye whiskey is hard not to be good, but from the comparison Pikesville comes out clearly winner both on the scent and on the flavor. Add a teaspoon of water to enhance the scent, but also direct is phenomenal.

27th February 2019

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