If you like the 2-year-old Peerless Rye, you’re going to love the 3-year-old version coming in December! Anyway, tasting notes were always hyper-personal, which is fine and dandy. Available on the market in early 2019 and ranked fourth in Fred Minnick’s Best American Whiskey Rankings for 2018, the 3-year-old continues the Taylor family legacy of … Nose – Leading the way are dark honey covered cereal grains along with an interesting cherry note, vanilla, and a faint hint of dill. Peerless Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey … (Do they have Frazzles in America?) We don’t want to sell advertising. In 2018 Peerless released the next year up with batches of rye carrying a 3 year age statement appearing on shelves and following the same approach as previous releases – barrel proof, NCF, rye whiskey from 6 barrels … Type: Rye Whiskey LOUISVILLE, Ky. (PRWEB) November 20, 2018. The nose is absolutely delightful and really engaging. It feels too clean-cut and engineered. Which I think is a good approach to take, if there are indeed any good approaches to tasting. Copyright 2021, CaskStrength Media, Haddonfield, New Jersey. $100+ for a 2 year rye is absurd unless it’s one of the best ryes on the market. The taste starts out soft at first, but doesn’t stay that way for long. I'm certain we all remember the day that Peerless 24 month rye hit the market at $120. There’s nothing new in the mix here except for the extra year of barrel time. The Schtick: This is a new release of a year older Peerless rye. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. We are allowed to like badly made things or mass-produced things – like a dirty McDonald’s, or like Phil enjoying dancing along to the latest K-Pop sensation. I’m absolutely loving my bottle of this, and totally jumped on getting a bottle when I saw Mark’s post of his purchase. Region: Kentucky Good addition, kids: It’s Kentucky Peerless Straight Rye 3 Years Old. I’m relieved that it hasn’t got that drying taste to it, which I’ve found with some rye’s like a Michter’s sample Adam sent me and I have to say it just wasn’t to my liking, maybe I just prefer “the bourbon end of rye” more. Let the fruits fade and a wonderful mix of hazelnuts, almonds comes to the fore. Users have rated this product 4 out of 5 stars. Which is to say, the flavours are so well put together even in this one cask – this one frame of a longer movie. Peerless made a splash with its rye two years ago; the 2 year old whiskey scored 91 points and was number 15 in the 2017 Top 20, proving its mettle in a strong field of contenders. In the mouth: Texturally sits on the bourbon end of rye, which isn’t really a surprise, given the mashbill. We all know that single cask whiskies lack the complexity of a well vatted single malt, but here is something you wouldn’t ordinarily guess is a single barrel. In short: is it possible to taste good intent? Like so many other distilleries, Peerless ceased production in 1917 due to the passing of the 18 th Amendment, Prohibition. 3-Year-Old Peerless Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey. The intense caramel aroma signals what is to come. Appreciate the kind words. Less voluptuously oily than the other Peerless ryes I’ve had, mind. We encourage responsible drinking, and this site is intended for adults of legal drinking age. This, in my self-centred opinion, is well worth your hard-earned pennies. – Yes, when it hits the 5 or 6-year mark… Controversially priced for its age when it first showed up as a 2-year offering in 2017, the Peerless Rye has gone on to earn fans nonetheless. … Indeed, this cask was a very pleasing selection indeed. I wish more producers empowered customers with more atypical formats. And tasting notes themselves knot people up in all sorts of linguistic traps, because language is both a product of culture and individual experiences, so it cannot avoid tumbling into the ME FIRST abyss. Hence: On the nose: A really inviting, wood spice laden nose. In short, those in the community who value good production methods are very excited by Peerless. Join us Monday, November 19th for the inaugural release of Peerless Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 3-year Small Batch and Single Barrel selections at the Peerless distillery. Peerless Distilling 3 Years Old Rye Whiskey Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. Brand: Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. Your email address will not be published. Peerless is one of those such ‘good intent’ distilleries under the spotlight again today. Cereals are prominent – rye grass arm-wrestling the sweetness of corn oil. The industry feels increasingly like the forecourt of a used car dealership, with salespeople pushing messages from dubious to outright lies. Well, it’s a year later so what’s hitting the market? I imagine this bottle would not last long if it was in my cabinet. One of the latest limited releases crafted by a 4th generation distillery resurrected after 98 years, this barrel-proof no-water-added whiskey showcases as one of the most exceptional barrels at its storage warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky. Peerless began releasing their rye at two years old, three years old, and now this rye is aged for a minimum of four years, non-chill filtered, bottled at barrel proof, and costs around $110. Released as part of That Boutique-y Rye Company's Rye Series, this is the very first Boutique-y bottling from the Kentucky Peerless Distillery! But today you get four of us, independently sitting on our miserable arses in our miserable living rooms (apart from Adam, who reclines on his sheepskin rugs when he’s not up to his knees in apples; or Phil, who’s probably tangled up on his kitchen floor in guitar wires), offering our thoughts. I’m certain we all remember the day that Peerless 24 month rye hit the market at $120. Not only am I one of those sun-starved American mole-people who is really excited about what Peerless is doing, but I’m gradually becoming impressed with the mix of levity, self awareness, and seriousness that make up the MALT bunch, so kudos to you all. The finish is long and fades away gently with an excellent balance of spices and sweetness. Some of the big whisky websites are funded by corporate groups. Nice one, David – and yes this was definitely one of the more polished and silky ryes I’ve had to date. Good. Bottler: Distiller ... 10% rye and 12% malted barley and then aged for 8 to 12 years in #3 char new American oak barrels. Reviewed and Written By: Michael Burton. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. It tends to steer away from the ‘YES BUT I ENJOYED IT SO IT MUST BE GOOD’ approach, which isn’t any use to you, and isn’t any use to us either, but seems to be the warcry of many other fellow keyboard mashers. The sweetness is tempered by some citrus tartness and coffee grounds to finish. Everyone has one but they think each other’s stink, and so on. Spice leans on ginger and black pepper. Perhaps we should just shove scores at the end, with no tasting notes at all? Kentucky Peerless 3 Year Single Barrel Whiskey Review Whiskey: Kentucky Peerless 3 Year Single Barrel One of the latest limited releases crafted by a 4th generation distillery resurrected after 98 years, this barrel-proof no-water-added whiskey showcases as one of the most exceptional barrels at its storage warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky. Well, a couple of weeks ago II finally went and sprung for the Peerless Rye. Proof: 109.1 ABV: 54.5% Style: Rye State: KY Price: $$$$ Peggy Noe Stevens – 9.5 Nose: Rich caramel and full-bodied complexity of pipe smoke and dark dates and raisin. Still, for the age of it and the level of character, you have to say this Peerless lot are well named. to 5p.m. Whiskey: Kentucky Peerless 3 Year Small Batch. Sweet caramel, maraschino cherry and vanilla sponge. But to me (see, there I go again – me me me) this personalised I’m the centre of the universe view of whisky never quite matched up with what was objectively ‘good’ criteria one sees in whisky production, particularly when debates around what create flavour crops up time and time again. The fact of the matter is, Peerless Rye does not live up to its price tag. The gathering of a handful of miserable Malt writers sometimes solves this puzzle. I really like this I must say. Like so many other distilleries, Peerless ceased production in 1917 due to the passing of the 18 th … I think it rather shows the capriciousness of single casks, particularly at a young age; this one simply needed more time to knit itself together. DISTILLERY – Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. PRICE – $108 . A little wood and vanilla and pecan and peanut, but overall, given the quality of the distillery, I’d hoped for more. I urge you to first take a look at Taylor’s epic write-up here (go on) where he talks magnificently about as much production wonkery as you would like to hear. Today’s Peerless is a 3 Year Old Single Barrel – The Merchant’s Cask (Nickolls & Perks Exclusive), bottled at 54% ABV, and which clocks in at a very good value £80. We take tasting notes seriously – too seriously for some people, who like a bit of laid-back fluffy fun with their booze, but we tend to look up facts on distilleries, dig into production details, and try to appreciate the… holistic (god I hate that word) view. Background: Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. was originally incorporated in 1907 in Henderson, KY by business man Henry H Kraver. Kentucky’s Resurrected Peerless Distilling Brings Forth Three-Year-Old Rye. Adam’s bottle photographs all now have the backdrop of a sheepskin rug (they’re coming, just you wait; and it would be annoying if he could take good pictures as well as type good words), which suggests we are mere months away from seeing his mugshot on the 6 O’Clock news. ... Peerless Rye shows promise, and in some respects, it’s actually quite impressive what they’ve managed to create with only 24 months of aging. The thing that gets me is the basic unit of rushed spirit that’s been kicking around in a knackered old cask for two decades – sure, we’re entitled to enjoy it, but it’s not the same thing as a properly well-made whisky? It must be said that the alcohol vapours are in particularly vicious mood…. AGE – ~3 years 5 months. The palate though is a little less complicated than the nose but still with plenty to keep you entertained and returning to the bottle. Thanks, Frank! Your email address will not be published. Peerless 3 Year Straight Rye Whiskey named No. Jason drives a BMW, and therefore cannot be trusted in a civilised society. Tours and tastings will be held from 10a.m. Not a lot of Peerless makes its way into the UK, so we’re rather excited to see if the good intent is there to taste. Expression: Kentucky Straight Rye, 3 Years Old, Small Batch Type: USA Whisky / Rye Age: 3 years old ABV: 54% Country/Region: USA / Kentucky Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended) Tasting notes. Kentucky Peerless – Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey – 3 Year Single Barrel. Michter’s Barrel Proof Rye is a single barrel offering, and I have heard some pretty unpleasant reviews from people, so this can be hit or miss. 3. I've written about (and reviewed) whisky for Whisky Magazine, among other publications, and have been a whisky judge for competitions including the World Whiskies Awards. It's a 3 year old rye whiskey, bottled up at 49.1% ABV, and it is superb indeed. In 2018 as Peerless released the next year up of small batches of rye carrying a 3 year age statement, the single barrel programme followed suit with both soon appearing on shelves and following the same approach as previous releases – barrel proof, NCF, rye whiskey from either 6 barrels married together for their complimentary flavour profiles, or a single barrel chosen for its unique showcasing of … I wasn’t too impressed with the bourbon I had with them either. Refer to merchant for further details.. This is a new release of a year older Peerless rye. They are just too young right now. Critics have scored this product 88 points. Scotland Distillery Names & Pronunciations, Distillers Win On New Year’s Eve as FDA Drops Hand Sanitizer “User Fee”, Hand Sanitizer Production Could Cost U.S. Kentucky Peerless – Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey – 3 Year Single Barrel. Peerless Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey . The Peerless Rye mash isn’t disclosed, but we do know that this release is two years old — 24 months old to be exact, per the label — and is bottled at cask strength, non-chillfiltered, with nothing added. To me, they are not worth the price ($80 and $60, respectively). Check Price . Excellent! Stores and prices for 'NV Peerless Distilling Co. Straight Rye Whiske ... ' | prices, stores, tasting notes and market data. We take ourselves even less seriously. There ought to be no shame in that – I love a Coke Zero – but should we pretend that the things we enjoy are inherently brilliantly crafted? Peerless Rye Whiskey 3-year Distillery Release Join us Monday, November 19th for the inaugural release of Peerless Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 3-year Small Batch and Single Barrel selections at the Peerless distillery. Note: a bottle was sent to split between the Malt crew by the kind folks at N&P. Never is this more of a statement than when it comes to tasting notes – which has merged with the solipsistic world of social media to rendered any expert on whisky to be not just useless, but digitally hung-drawn-and-quartered. Peerless Kentucky Straight Rye, 3 Years Old, Small Batch. Required fields are marked *. What even is the point of them? (He also enjoyed the Peerless bottling for the British Bourbon Society too.). Finish with a hint of oak & no burn on the throat. Not that we declare ourselves as to be experts in anything. An orange syrup, ginger, caramel, aniseed balls towards the end and elements of chocolate and rum fudge. For me, one notch better than the rye I tried in the first half of 2019. The nose is just like the 2-year-old version – aromatic and gentle with baking spices, hazelnut and dried herbs, but with a slightly refined aroma. In the mouth: this is mellow and not as ferocious as you’d expect. I work as Head of Communications for Waterford Distillery and Renegade Rum Distillery. Review #1331 | Rye Review #595 - Peerless Single Barrel Rye. If you want the backstory on where Kentucky Peerless came from — and it’s a long one — please click over to the prior review linked above. Oddly some of Jason’s conclusions of engineered, synthetic and trying too hard would be exactly what I would apply to the three Starward samples I’ve had, although I would also add that they definitely did taste fake. In the mouth: a fabulously velvety texture – for a rye… and a lovely line between savoury and sweet flavours. The Pennsy state stores have been offering for the last year a 2-year single barrel for $125, and they've just now stocked a 3-year small batch for $95. Vanilla of course, figs and a freshly baked cinnamon bun. I wish more producers empowered customers with more atypical formats. Right now, it feels like it is trying too hard to impress. Also of note: the price for the bourbon is significantly less than that of the rye, $70 … Back? SCORE: 3.5/5. Others do paid-for content with brands. Anyway, whisky then. A year's worth of curiousity finally got the better of me and my wallet. Marzipan, allspice, aniseed and orange oils. The extremely palatable whiskey has swept the jury by surprise. 14, take Fourth and Jack Daniel’s Heritage Single Barrel, Glass No. Read more about our new Patron offering, or hit the button below to contribute. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), Support Malt Each Month By Becoming A Patron. Usual disclaimers of misery apply. For example, little clues like viscosity – things that create big fat oily whisky rammed full of flavour; or those troublesome production facts that basically say ‘we spent a LONG time fermenting this because we want, uh, flavour in our spirit’. Available on the market in early 2019 and ranked fourth in Fred Minnick’s Best American Whiskey Rankings for 2018, the 3-year-old continues the Taylor family legacy of craftsmanship. On the palate: This is tasty – it’s like drinking an old fashioned without the ice and soda water. Thankfully, this is a year older, and being sold in 200ml bottles - something I'm thankful for. This Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey was made from sweet (not the traditional whiskey sour) mash at the Peerless grain-to-bottle distillery. Almost as soon as it was released Peerless rye caught the attention of rye whiskey lovers all over the world and the positive reviews and accolades soon started rolling in. This single barrel rye whiskey came from the gift shop at 107 proof and a $99 MSRP. Yes, I don’t think everyone really gets our humour, but we take it both very seriously and not at all seriously at the same time. Sandalwood and beeswax. We don’t want to partner with brands. I know I’d take a lot more risks on 200ml bottles, rather than not spend any money at … Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. Kentucky Peerless Rye – 3 Year Single Barrel. Barrel Proof. On the nose: lovely sweet toasted nose, but there are huge amounts of Christmassy fruits from this; dried oranges, cherries, mixed peel, mince pies. A lot has been written about this very quirky and interesting new (but yet very old – well, old for an American) distillery. The spices come alive with clove, black pepper, and chili powder notes that are nicely balanced with caramel candy, honey, and a touch of molasses that wasn’t prominent in the younger version. That article highlights just why people on the American underground are talking so much about this craft distillery. Here are FOUR lots of self-centred opinions for you. ABV 54% REVIEWED Issue 166. In 2014, the Peerless brand was reborn as Corky and Carson Taylor refurbished a building in downtown Louisville and obtained the original Kentucky Distilled Spirits Plant Number (DSP-KY-50) from the original Peerless Distillery in the 1800’s. This is the only bottle I have tried, and it is very good. Colour: rich amber (“the kind with dead things in it”, added the geophysicist, helpfully), On the nose: rather wood driven – sawmill, old furniture. It’s not fake, but there’s a synthetic nature to it all: the Hollywood of rye. The Wall Street Journal best-selling author and San Francisco World Spirits Competition judge, Fred Minnick declared: The spices come alive with clove, black pepper, and chili powder notes that are nicely balanced … Don’t get me wrong, it is a lovely dram and I’ll look to buy a bottle. 11/25/2018 Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. is pleased to announce the release of their 3-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey. 4 Best American Whiskey of the Year by Forbes magazine for 2018. I’ve been wanting to get a bottle from this distillery for some time now, as have heard good things about it. Peerless Straight Rye Single Barrel Whiskey 3 Year. Lovely rye spice with chilli chocolate and stem ginger. In Peerless Distilling’s Words: Peerless Straight Rye Whiskey is a well balanced Rye, bolstered by sweet tones of maple, brown sugar and light citrus sweetness. Quite an onslaught but wonderfully engaging. And £79.95 – you might think that a bit too much for a 3-year-old whiskey, but I am interested in the price for flavour quotient, not the price for age. While you digest all of that, let’s tuck into this whiskey’s junior year. A rye bread provides some foundation, tarragon and bizarrely an off note that is well hidden amongst the barrage, ok, a tinned cream of chicken soup. Follow me on Instagram.com/maltreview/ or Twitter.com/MaltReview. Not a lot of Peerless makes its way into the UK, so we’re rather excited to see if the good intent is there to taste. The Schtick: This is a new release of a year older Peerless rye. Thankfully, this is a year older, and being sold in 200ml bottles - something I'm thankful for. Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. is pleased to announce the release of their 3-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey. WhistlePig 10 Year Old Single Barrel – Nickolls & Perks Exclusive, Peerless 3 Year Old Single Barrel Rye – The Merchant’s Cask (Nickolls & Perks Exclusive) 54%, The Lakes Distillery: The ONE Port Cask Finish. Whiskey Quickie: Peerless 3 Year Rye. Where does that put us with tasting notes? I offer these not as declarative thoughts, but opinions – these same self-indulged, ‘it’s all about my world-view’ keyboard mashings, which reminds me to steer at least somewhere near my point. Today’s Peerless is a 3 Year Old Single Barrel – The Merchant’s Cask (Nickolls & Perks Exclusive), bottled at 54% ABV, and which clocks in at a very good value £80. ABV: 54.55% Press Esc to cancel. Peerless has written a big cheque of expectation with the quality of its early releases, and this is my first time it has really failed to cash it. This is my review for Peerless Distilling 3 Year Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey. BUY AGAIN? Peerless Distilling 3-year-old Rye Mark April 27, 2019 Let’s be honest, it’s hard to get excited about new whisk (e)y offerings these days. Perhaps rightly, perhaps wrongly – it’s nothing unique to whisky, of course, but the age of the expert has long since passed. Specifications. Because, indeed, there is a lot of noise out there in ‘Merica and not all of it coming from their President’s orifice. Three years after its resurrection, Louisville’s Kentucky Peerless Distilling will debut a three-year-old straight rye whiskey in early 2019. Twists of herby, leaner rye actually accentuate the challenging austerity. But we could do with your support each month – think of it as buying us a dram. This whiskey can be aged 24 months or 3 years. Alcohol and grains are on the rawer side of feisty and fiery, which impedes the sweeter flavours of corn oils and caramels. Here are FOUR lots of self-centred opinions for you. To see if Good Things happen in the glass when a distillery has theoretically done Good Things during production. There is a little furniture polish note too. Peerless 3 Year Rye is a let down. Click below to share this page. There are some lovely moments, and unmistakeable flashes of Peerless’s sterling DNA, but on the whole its difficulties draw more focus than its qualities. Begin typing your search above and press return to search. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. Country: USA Size: 750mL. Posted July 16, 2019 July 22, 2019 kacole2. (October, 2018). Whisky reviews, news & features without favour. Score: 95 points, If you like the 2-year-old Peerless Rye, you’re going to love the 3-year-old version coming in December! Taylor’s article talks about mashbills, fermentations, grain, and wood – and everything they say sounds very healthy indeed. 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