Established in 1897, the Bottled in Bond Act set the legal requirements for for ensuring the quality of whiskey in the United States. Today, this stamp certifies that the production of this whiskey meets the highest of standards. Milled, mashed, fermented and distilled utilizing 100% unmalted rye grain, this spirit is matured for a minimum of four years to create a soft, nuanced, yet balanced rye whiskey.
Aroma: Vanilla, peppercorn, fresh-cut oak
Palate: Cinnamon, clove, pepper, caramel, brown sugar
Finish: The finish is long with more spice, smoke, and a thick texture.
Dented Brick® Straight Rye Whiskey has been proudly recognized as an award-winning spirit in multiple competitions throughout the years, a testament to the exceptional flavor and quality created by our meticulous process and skilled artisans who are devoted to preserving the tradition of distilling while pushing the boundaries of this craft.
Make sure you have a clean palate (your mouth). Common palate cleansers are bread or unsalted crackers, though rinsing with room temperature water should also do the trick.
The first thing to look for when tasting a new spirit is what it looks like. Take a note of its color, is it clear or cloudy, light, golden, or dark - this can help prepare your brain for what is about to come next.
Commonly referred to as "nosing" this is where you sniff the spirit to soak in those delicious aromas. Short quick sniffs are best to capture different aromas. You have about 7 seconds before your nose gives up and stops noticing things so try and identify things quickly.
The first sip is always a bit of a shock to the tongue, so take a small sip to get the light burn out of the way so you can then focus on the flavors.
Take a second, slower sip and let the spirit float around your mouth and the vapors float into your nose to identify more aromas. Here you want to look for sweetness, bitterness, spiciness and acidity. Make a note of what you observe.
Next, take another sip and pay attention to the consistency of the spirit. Is it smooth, light, thick? Does the flavor intensify or stay the same? Compare this to what you noticed in "the view."
Swallow the spirit and pay attention to the after taste. How quickly does it fade away? Do more flavors present themselves, do other flavors disappear?