spicy
nutmeg
rye
cinnamon
molasses
sweet
vanilla
dark cherry
fruit
Spiral Bender's Rye Whiskey

Bender's
Rye Whiskey
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color 
Dark Amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Spicy with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and molasses.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Sweet sensations of caramel and vanilla with some creamy undertones dark red fruit flavors in the background.
 
Finish 
Rich and full of rye taste that is just everlasting.
Price:
$59.99
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Bender's Rye Whiskey is adored for its spicy, nutmeg, rye and cinnamon flavor notes.

This Rye is carefully distilled at Treasure Island distillery, United States.

Based on 814 votes, the average rating for Bender's Rye Whiskey is 6.4/10.

Top reviews for Bender's Rye Whiskey:

— This is the Uma Thurman of Rye whiskeys. At first, you might think it's unattractive. But after your second encounter, you realize this is the rye you've been waiting for your whole life. My first taste left me with a strong, spicy taste that did not mellow. However, on second approach (and after a bit of chilling and a dash of water), the buttery, sweet characteristics came out. I have had the pleasure of enjoying many an outstanding Rye, but this is the "one that got away". The small taste that came with my Flaviar box has stayed with me for the past 2 months. I have actively searched for it at every Manhattan liquor store I have shopped at, but like a New York minute, it has eluded me. It is, without a doubt, the most intriguing bottle of rye that I have ever had the pleasure of including in my liquor cabinet. Don't be stupid. Buy the freaking bottle.

— Loved it!! Sweet for a Rye, but so smooth.

— LOVED this. Almost like a hot buttered rum — dessert-like for sure. Smooth and warm.
  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    Blended Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    San Francisco
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
    Treasure Island Distillery
  • Age
    5-9 Year Old
  • Maturation
    Bourbon Barrels & Hoffmeister Barrels

Bender's Rye Whiskey

(0.75l, 45%)


6.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Bender's Rye Whiskey
Sondra
Sondra,
Favorite of the sampler, a nice smooth sipping whiskey.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Light and sweet. The fruitiness reminds me of a subtle wine flavor
 
james
james,
Super smooth. not usually a Rye fan but this one was great. Not too spicy but a good amount of pepper.
 
Chris
Chris,
A bit harsh. Funny flavor with lingering not so good finish
 
Michael
Michael,
Not a terrible rye. But not the best in my opinion. Didn't care for the flavor or finish. It doesn't have a terrible burn or anything, just find the overall flavors to be harsh and lacking depth.
 
Corey
Corey,
Light taste, easy drinking.
 
Michael
Michael,
5
 
Douglas
Douglas,
Too much spice
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
I picked up on the fruity notes in this, but didn’t much care for the overall flavor or finish.
 
Corey
Corey,
Very smooth
 
Carl
Carl,
Interesting fruity nose and finish, but taste leaves something to be desired. Eye: pale yellow Nose: Fruity (pineapple) Taste: Astringent Finish: Pineapple Mouth feel: Thin
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Weak start, but good finish. I’d rather put my money elsewhere.
 
Beau
Beau,
Initial Taste of high proof. Evens out in the end. Decent nose as well.
 
Ivan
Ivan,
Strong flavors of vanilla and spicy. Also has a serious high proof after taste.
 
Kelly
Kelly,
Really hot for the ABV. Not a lot of flavors in there. Seems like it needs double the time in the barrel.
 
Jason
Jason,
Not a fan. Very much middling flavors, heavy on vanilla and some booze. Least favorite in the set.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
sweet smooth smell, smooth taste, spicy finish
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Aroma’s are pleasant. There is a bit of a spice kick/burn at the start. With a few drops of ice water is become much more flavorful. Overall it’s a decent sipper
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a good, intense, Rye Whiskey that has a spicy birth; while a rich life leads to a long & full death with notes of rye & pepper.
 
David
David,
Even my wife liked this one. Nice nose and the forward flavors were distinctive, especially when opened up with dropper of water.
 
DANIEL
DANIEL,
Got this in my tasting box and it was easily my least favorite. Very strong alcohol smell like crown which I don't like. First taste was all spice followed by vanilla and a rough burn going down. Other reviewers are correct that water and ice helps tame the spice and bring out the buttery flavors but it was still not good. Wouldn't buy at all.
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Got this in my sampler. I don't like to complain, but something tasted very off. Huge parsley, gasoline, and other vegetal notes. That can't be right. Would be open trying again, though, if it was one-time issue.
 
Jon
Jon,
The noise is not pleasant
 
Amalie
Amalie,
Super spicy upfront! But a cozy warm blanket with fuzzy socks once you settle in.
 
Robert
Robert,
Young whiskey. The smell and taste of alcohol is prevalent but not unpleasant. For a 90 proof it’s rather smooth with little bite. The butter and malty profiles are out in front. Oak and fruit appear depending on where the sip falls on your tongue.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
This was rough neat, but I added a splash of water and it was very enjoyable. I’d imagine over an ice cube it’d be pretty solid as well.
 
Michelina
Michelina,
This is the Uma Thurman of Rye whiskeys. At first, you might think it's unattractive. But after your second encounter, you realize this is the rye you've been waiting for your whole life. My first taste left me with a strong, spicy taste that did not mellow. However, on second approach (and after a bit of chilling and a dash of water), the buttery, sweet characteristics came out. I have had the pleasure of enjoying many an outstanding Rye, but this is the "one that got away". The small taste that came with my Flaviar box has stayed with me for the past 2 months. I have actively searched for it at every Manhattan liquor store I have shopped at, but like a New York minute, it has eluded me. It is, without a doubt, the most intriguing bottle of rye that I have ever had the pleasure of including in my liquor cabinet. Don't be stupid. Buy the freaking bottle.
 
Robert
Robert,
Good taste and nice finish. Use a cube of ice with it
 
james
james,
i’m not sure what that initial flavor was for some reason I can’t put my finger on it but I am not a fan
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Great if you like mixing rubbing alcohol with your whiskey !!
 
Justin
Justin,
I enjoyed this. At first not so much, as I thought a butter taste came on too strong. After putting it on ice and letting sit for a little while, a sweetness came out and almost reminded me of an oak aged sweet butter cream if that makes any sense. Haha.
 
Ron
Ron,
Sweet and spicy but not very complex. Added a couple of drops of water to tame the heat.
 
Alex
Alex,
Eh, it’s cool what they’re doing but unfortunately it’s not my glass of rye. Nothing in the profile stood out flavor wise. Sorry to say I would not recommend.
 
Casey
Casey,
Too light.
 
Matt
Matt,
Sweet and buttery with just enough spice. Not a great sipper, but I can see it as a good base for a cocktail, lots of different notes going on that could compliment many different types of cocktails. For the price, though, I wouldn’t make it my first choice.
 
Todd
Todd,
This is one of my least favorite ryes I have tried. Very heavy on the alcohol. Almost medicinal.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Aroma:. Slightly sweet, Woody, iodine-y. Taste: malty with a hint of spice. Alcohol overpowers. On ice: malty, hint of sweetness. Not going to be high on my list of ones to buy or drink again. Won't turn down if handed to me.
 
Lane
Lane,
Pure alcoholic smell couldn’t get past but had sweet buttery taste with a spiced finish. Too strong of a smell and too sweet for my taste
 
Craig
Craig,
I feel like I must have gotten a different batch from other reviewers here. I found this terrible, all ethyl at the nose, then thin and rough and quietly chaotic from start to finish. It brings me no pleasure to give such a negative review, and I wish Bender's well, but boy there's not much to like here.
 
Byron
Byron,
Let it breathe and it will take your breath away
 
Lacey
Lacey,
Loved it!! Sweet for a Rye, but so smooth.
 
Briana
Briana,
Smooth, great buttery and vanilla flavor
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Very spicy
 
Shannon
Shannon,
Sweet and spicy, but not much else. Maybe walnuts and honey? Smooth, though.
 
Roy
Roy,
Smooth start with a spicy finish. Really wasn’t expecting that much bite, but I liked it
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Smells like paint thinner but has a delicious light body.
 
Scott
Scott,
Not very smooth and has a rough spicy flavor that just lingers after. Keep trying new recipes Bender’s this ones not for me
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Classic rye but nothing special. Very little nose, almost undetectable.
 
Brad
Brad,
Very good. You get apple in the nose. Apple and char on the palate. Short finish.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
All I really tasted was spice and vanilla. Was my least favorite of the 3 samples in the 2nd Generation Rye sampler.
 
Sean
Sean,
Wow! Absolutely delicious. Undeniable caramel brûlée flavors. This is a new Flaviorite!
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Definitely perfect for an old fashioned or manhattan. I would most likely enjoy it neat for desert after a meal.
 
Robert
Robert,
A little spicy. Quite sweet. Would balance with some bitters in an OF.
 
Amy
Amy,
LOVED this. Almost like a hot buttered rum — dessert-like for sure. Smooth and warm.
 
Scott
Scott,
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.
 
Andy
Andy,
Light but flavorful!
 
Shannon
Shannon,
Very subtle and smooth. Not a lot of character.
 
Kelly
Kelly,
Fruity, smooth late heat
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Smooth and slightly sweet
 
Peyton
Peyton,
Beautiful Creamy Vanilla Nose!! Vanilla Creamy Body. With Rye and Cinnamon Lingering at the end. This one is the best of the Tasting Set!!
 
Lynn
Lynn,
Was very pleasant beginng,with a mild after taste of oak. Very drinkable
 
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