Bender's Rye Whiskey

Bender's Rye Whiskey

(0.75l, 45%)

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At the end of the rainbow,
you'll find a bottle of Whiskey.

Bender’s Whiskey is located on Treasure Island — a man-made island in the San Francisco Bay. The distillery was founded by Carl Bender, who hired Christopher Cohen as their Master Blender. Chris spends his days assembling Rye Whiskey batches from across North America into their signature — and only — product.

Bender's Rye Whiskey was first released in 2013. Every batch is different, so Bender’s tastes a bit different from year to year. What they are pouring today is a high rye combination of Rye and Corn Whiskeys without the barley or wheat that some producers mix in. That means that you get spice and tang ‘a-plenty. Rye Whiskey has seen a huge increase in popularity, mainly due to the explosion of craft cocktails that use it as a base. Bender’s Rye will fit right in with its stout, peppery flavor and 45% ABV.

Bender's Rye Whiskey has been aged between seven and thirteen years, with some of the juice being aged in the Hoffmeister Barrels for additonal 14 months. 

Smartass corner: 
If you’ve been to San Francisco you know that there are two ways cross the bay: The Golden Gate Bridge and the Oakland Bay Bridge. The latter actually looks like it was assembled from the left over parts of 5 or 6 other bridges. The first “leg” of this bridge runs from downtown San Francisco to Treasure Island.

  • Category
  • Style
    Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    United States
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Treasure Island Distillery
  • Age
    Blend of 7-13 YO Whiskeys + 14 Months Finish

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

dark cherry
slightly sweet
white pepper
What does Bender's Rye Whiskey taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Bender's Rye Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color 
Dark Amber.
Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Spicy with hints of coriander, nutmeg and dark cherry fruit.
Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Sweet sensations of caramel and vanilla with some creamy undertones dark red fruit flavors in the background.
Rich and full of rye taste that is just everlasting.

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Ratings & Reviews
LOVED this. Almost like a hot buttered rum — dessert-like for sure. Smooth and warm.
Close but not cigar! The nose made me think I was about to sample a liqueur or something super sweet. As pleasant and the dominate notes are the finish ruins it for me. It's just too subtle. The sweetness has nothing to compliment it. Needs more character.
Light but flavorful!
Very subtle and smooth. Not a lot of character.
Fruity, smooth late heat
Smooth and slightly sweet
Beautiful Creamy Vanilla Nose!! Vanilla Creamy Body. With Rye and Cinnamon Lingering at the end. This one is the best of the Tasting Set!!
Was very pleasant beginng,with a mild after taste of oak. Very drinkable
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