Putnam New England Rye

Boston Harbor Distillery Putnam New England Rye

(0.75l, 43%)


6.6/10
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$49.99
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A true blue American Rye Whiskey from a legendary distiller in a historic building.

Rhonda Kallman is a sharp, savvy businesswoman. She was a founding partner of The Boston Beer Company — famous for their Samuel Adams Boston Lager and Angry Orchard Hard Cider, among other beverages. She went on to found New Century Brewing. Her story was even featured in the 2009 movie "Beer Wars." And then in 2011 she founded Boston Harbor Distillery, building out her stills in a historic 1859 brick warehouse in the Harbor District where the team makes Whiskey, Rum, Liqueurs, and other Spirits.

Putnam New England Rye from Boston Harbor Distillery is made from 95% malted rye and 5% malted two-row barley. It’s re-distilled with a center-cut to bring the proof up to 155 (77.5% ABV) and placed in new, deeply-charred 200-liter barrels. It’s brought to a very pleasant 43% ABV with pure water from the local Quabbin Reservoir. As they say at the distillery, "… nothing says America more than Rye."

Smartass Corner:
With a history of Spirit-making in Boston, beginning with Samuel Adams Lager, Rhonda still has a patriotic bent. We’re not sure how she arranged it, but Boston Harbor Distillery owns a Vendome copper pot still that has the registered serial number "1776."

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spicy
apple
cake
cinnamon
white pepper
cardamom
clove
toasted oak
caramel
What does Putnam New England Rye taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose is firm, yet soft with warm toasted oak, fresh rye bread, and herbs — from mint to cilantro — and a bit of sea salt caramel.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate opens smooth and builds up in power and spice over time, revealing cinnamon apple pie, white pepper, warm cardamom, and clove.

Finish
The finish is long with blooming slices all around you.

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Ratings & Reviews
Christopher
Christopher,
10/10 on taste. First and foremost, let me throw it out there that I am not a huge rye whiskey fan. I prefer bourbon buy do have ryes that I drink on occasion. That being said, this whiskey was very gentle on the palate, with a nice sweetness that balanced the rye notes. I knew it was a rye on my palate, but enjoyed the mouth coating and finish. I have tried all of the Putnam ryes and all of Boston Harbor Distillery's current products as of March 2021. What a wonderful experience and a hidden gem in Boston. My wife also liked this one, and she even noted that there was zero scent or taste of alcohol. It is light (and low abv), but would make a nice "daily sipper" (especially for the rye fans out there).
 
Rafael
Rafael,
Enlighting
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
I have never sought a rye above another form of whiskey. I enjoyed this. This will be the first rye I intentionally buy.
 
Michael
Michael,
Smooth
 
Brian
Brian,
Solid whiskey can taste the sweetness but it’s not overpowering
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Pretty solid. Nothing special
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Not a huge fan of rye's, smooth
 
Amber
Amber,
Cardamom, light oak, in the Boston box this was our favorite. I’m a fan of ryes so that might tilt my opinions.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Good taste and nose but just not enough to make it worth the price. Very easy to drink. Probably perfect for people not used to drinking stronger whiskey.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a very good, intense, Rye Whiskey that has an aromatic birth; while a bold & spicy life leads to a long & thick death.
 
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