- Color: salted caramel popcorn
- Nose: spicy, green apple skin, deep forest flowers
- Palate: spice notes, caramel, light vanilla, hint of oak char, medium mouth feel
- Finish: sweet finish, grassy
Overall I really enjoy this whisky and for around $30 I think it’s a great deal. This is, obviously, a rye whiskey, but meets my criteria of being aged under 4 years, and completes my intro to young bourbon education. I’m really excited to get into some of the more mature bourbons and see how the flavors develop and mellow with more time spent in the barrel.
I’ve had bottle of Redemption Rye before, but only recently read up on where they source their distillate from. This comes from LDI in Indiana, the same company that sources the blends for High West. It would be great to do a side by side comparison of Redemption and the High West rye offering to see what aging does to the distillate.
Redemption is a great sipper as well as a good mixer. I have enjoyed it in a boulevardier as the spiciness adds great depth to the cocktail. This is also a great base for Manhattans, and let’s the rye really shine. I recommend this as a great start for young high rye bourbons.