Summer 2017 Value Pick: J.P. Wiser’s Triple Barrel Rye

92 points, 45% ABV, $20

This spicy, scrumptious beauty comprises 60% column distilled rye whisky blended with column and pot distilled wheat whisky in a corn base, each matured in different barrel types. The nose screams “Rye!” while the price screams “Value!” Linseed oil, German rye bread, rosewater, blazing cayenne, and that glorious roughneck whack of rye spices. Peppery heat in creamy cereal, with vanilla, coconut, and an oiliness that fades onto a brisk, wet slate finish.

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