Standard Proof Whiskey Co. Rye Review: A Gentle Embrace

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Sipping on Tradition: The Alluring Charm of Standard Proof Whiskey Co. Rye

Pssst… lean in closer whiskey aficionados, I’ve got a tale that’ll tingle your taste buds and have you itching to reach for your favorite glass. Let’s embark on a flavorful odyssey to uncover the secrets behind the Standard Proof Whiskey Co., hailing from the venerable streets of Nashville Tennessee. This isn’t just any whiskey, mind you – this is a story of rye, of heritage, and of a light sipping sensation that is shaking up the spirits world.

The First Aroma-Filled Whiff: The Nose Knows

Imagine a summer breeze carrying scents from an orchard; that’s your first encounter with the nose of this delightful rye whiskey. You’ll get a whiff of light oak that ushers in a faint rye spice, all while dancing with light summer fruits in a pas de deux that’s incredibly light. It’s like taking a stroll through the countryside, isn’t it?

Delightful Whirls on the Palate: A Delectable Journey

But wait, the soirée has just begun! Lend your palate to the delicate sweetness of canned peaches that flirt with a tease of white peppercorn. As if that tango wasn’t enough, the light oak pirouettes back into the mix with a touch of rye spice waltzing alongside a hint of sweet vanilla. It’s poetry in a glass, truly.

The Graceful Exit: The Finish

Ah, the finale. The moment when the curtain falls and the audience holds its breath. Here, a faint leather note blends into that light rye spice, while a touch of peach cake makes a cameo, underscored by a gentle heat. It’s a short but memorable goodbye; a finish that’s polite, not overbearing.

What Makes It Stand Out?: Uniqueness

You might wonder, “What’s the catch?” Well, dear reader, in the realm of rye whiskies, the Standard Proof Whiskey Co. Rye plays its cards close to the chest. It tips its hat to tradition yet wears a cloak of modern subtlety, making it stand out in a crowd humming with powerhouse profiles.

Getting Your Money’s Worth: Value

Quality over quantity, they say, and rightly so. When it comes to this rye whiskey, every penny counts, not for its might but for its finesse. It’s akin to investing in a piece of art that grows on you, sip by gentle sip.

The Final Bow: Overall Impressions

In the grand tableau of rye whiskies, the Standard Proof Whiskey Co. Rye takes a light-hearted bow. It’s an easy sipping rye that is ultimately held back due to its 80 proof. But fear not, for what it may lack in robustness, it makes up for in charm and disarming character.

Born and raised in the ever-vibrant Nashville, the Standard Proof Whiskey Co. has earned its stripes with a range of infused rye products and, notably, a 5-year-old single barrel rye that sings a more matured tune. Yet, it’s their 80 proof rye whiskey that we’re toasting to today – simplicity bottled with grace.

The whistle of the train that carries this whiskey echoes a low rye mashbill that hums a melody of distinct flavors. Sure, the lower proof means it drinks light, allowing those flavors present to gingerly tap on the door rather than bursting in. It begins with youthful notes that mature gracefully into sweeter symphonies on the palate, leaving behind a delicate fiesta of spice and sweetness.

By no stretch is this a whiskey to be brushed aside. It caters to a certain palate, one that appreciates a light sipping whisky, unhurried by the heat of higher proofs. So, if you’re in the mood for a gentle libation that whispers rather than shouts, the Standard Proof Whiskey Co. Rye might just be your perfect soiree guest.

Let’s not forget the bottle itself, a vessel that holds not just whiskey but stories. The bottle being reviewed, number 216 from batch 118, is as individual as the experience it offers. So, should you find it gracing the shelves at Frootbat, or anywhere your whiskey hunts take you, consider giving it a home.

In conclusion, the Standard Proof Whiskey Co. Rye is a harmonious blend of tradition and modern subtlety, akin to a well-composed piece of music. It’s a rye that doesn’t seek the limelight but rather enjoys the soft glow of dusk. It’s a whiskey that connects with the soul, making every sip an intimate discourse.

So raise your glass to this Nashville native, and savor the light embrace of this rye whiskey. It’s quality, it’s craft, it’s the essence of Standard Proof – distilled into a bottle that’s simply waiting to be uncorked and celebrated.

Standard Proof Whiskey Co. Rye Review: A Gentle Embrace
Bottle Info

Classification: Blend of Straight Ryes

Company: Four Blue Palms LLC

Distillery: Sourced from an undisclosed distillery(ies)

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 80

Age: 2 Years

Mashbill: 51% Rye, 44% Corn, 5% Malted Barley

Color: Golden Blond

MSRP: $40 (2022)

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Written by Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis has been writing about spirits for over 10 years. He is a frequent speaker at whiskey festivals and events around the country and has been a judge at several international spirit competitions. He is passionate about educating people about the history and culture of whiskey and bourbon and loves to share his knowledge with others.

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