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An Unbeatable Price on Pikesville Straight Kentucky Rye - 11/13/2019 - Other Distilled Spirits

When we were offered a special, one-time discount on the riveting Pikesville Straight Kentucky Rye, we knew immediately that we had to act. Not only is it one of the better ryes in Heaven Hill’s stable (Old Fitzgerald, Rittenhouse Henry McKenna, Elijah Craig), but it was a major force behind the resurgence of Rye in the past few years. Clocking in at a powerful 110-proof, it is not for the faint at heart, buy, boy does this Rye deliver. Spicey with tantalizing undercurrents of vanilla, caramel, and oak, this whiskey operates on a multitude of levels. We previously had the Pikesville at $50, but are now offering it at a price so low that we can’t show it here. This is an exceptional opportunity for any whiskey fan and one that should not be missed. You’ll need to act quickly however as this won’t be around for long.

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Pikesville Straight Kentucky Rye (750ml) (Previously $50) Price: Hidden

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Look for a rich caramel-maple aroma and spice-forward flavor profile, showing allspice and clove, with a layer of vanilla underneath. Dilution tames this rye to show more vanilla, accented with dry touches of oak, leather and cocoa. Aged at least six years. Sip or mix. (KN)" (07/2016)

Whisky Advocate: "Heaven Hills 80-proof standard Pikesville is a summer favorite, so I was eager to try this. A woody depth to it at 6 years old: 110 proof-hot, stewed plum and horehound candy, and sizzling rye spice behind it. It's a jawbreaker: full and hot in the mouth, with sweet grassy spice, bitter rye grain as it progresses, and crackling sugar near the end, just before it all smooths into a savory layered finish. Exciting ride, great ending. (LB, Fall 2015)"

K&L Notes: First produced in Maryland in the 1890s, this brand moved to Kentucky after Prohibition and is now operated by Heaven Hill. Whisky Advocate named it "Distillery of the Year" and "at the spearhead of the rye resurgence" in 2011. Tasting notes from the producer: "Dusty cocoa notes with oaky smoke underneath. Dry and spicy, with honeyed rye and cloves. Soft vanilla and baking spices."