Rye Whiskey enthusiasts will be delighted by this latest offering from the well-respected Heaven Hill distillery. Made from a mash of 51% rye, 39% corn and 10% malted barley, Pikesville Rye is not as sharp as some other ryes; rather it has a rounded flavour with great depth, though it keeps the distinctive rye spiciness. It is aged for six years to produce a rich whiskey which clocks in at 110 proof. With first flavours of spice and dusty cocoa, followed by notes of honey, clove, and oak, Pikesville is a complex and satisfying rye whiskey best enjoyed neat or with just a few drops of water.
Originally produced by L. Winn & Brothers Distillery near Baltimore in Scott's Level, Maryland, Pikesville has a long history stretching back to 1895. Production was faltering in the 1980s and the distillery was set to be closed, but Heaven Hill bought up the brand to keep its exceptional and storied rye whiskey tradition alive. Heaven Hill are a family-owned company who have been crafting whiskey for 80 years, and were keen to save Pikeville's rye. They moved production to Kentucky, but maintained Pikesville's distinctive Maryland/Potomac style, and went on to win Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, receive an Extraordinary rating at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge and reaching second place in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016!
|Flavour||carnations, cocoa, honey, oak, wood|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Manufacturer or importer||Diageo, Lakeside Drive, Park Royal, London, NW107HQ, United Kingdom|
|Additional information||contains colouring|