Old Henry Clay Rye Whiskey
Distiller: Distilled, Aged, & Bottled FOR the James E. Pepper Distillery
Proof: 86 Proof / 43% ABV
Mash bill: over 90% Rye
Price: $23.99 / $1.89(2oz. pour)
Color: light amber.
Nose: Light with hints of mint and eucalyptus. I picked up the oak as the whiskey sat and opened up.
Tasting: The flavor was light with a taste of honey. Although as goofy and snobbish as it sounds, it was a very light honey taste. I also got a bit of a Halls honey cough drop taste at times.
Finish: The finish on this rye whiskey was short. I found the liquid to be light as well.
Recommendation: Old Henry Clay Rye Whiskey is a good day sipper. It does not contain the so-called typical pepper spices that often are associated with rye whiskies. At $23.99 a bottle or roughly $1.89 for a 2oz pour, this is a whiskey that I wish would be easier to acquire in the Buckeye State.