Ironweed Rye Whiskey

Ironweed Rye Whiskey

(0.7l, 43%)


7.1/10
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A true New Yorker Rye Whiskey.

John Curtis & Rich Sicari are Spirits icons of New York State Capital. Just a shout away from an 18th century Rum distillery by the Hudson River, their Albany Distilling Company is the first distillery in the region since the Prohibition. They’re reviving the rich heritage of their State and pushing themselves to create new and bold expressions. The Spirits-making establishment was founded in 2011 and they source their inspiration from innovation and invincible spirit of New Yorkers. All of the ingredients are grown in the Empire State, of course.

Their Ironweed Rye Whiskey is mashed, fermented, distilled, matured and bottled on-site. It's matured in new charred American oak barrels, and there's no fakery involved. Just an honest-to-god barrel-aged Rye Whiskey. This expression won the American Craft Spirits Association gold medal mere three years after the distillery itself was even opened. What this Rye's holding inside isn't just sweet and fruity flavors; it's the tradition and innovation of rebellious moonshiners and smugglers. What it has is that proper NY grit.
  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    New York
  • Country
    United States, United States
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Maturation
    New charred American oak barrels

Flavor Spiral™

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sweet
dark fruit
spicy
cinnamon
earthy
clove
raisin
rye
butterscotch
What does Ironweed Rye Whiskey taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Citrus-forward nose with hints of clove and raisins.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet and fruity flavors accompanied by notes of dark fruit, Rye, spices and cinnamon.

Finish
Fruity and earthy, lingering and smooth finish.
Ratings & Reviews
Jacqueline
Jacqueline,
Doesn’t stand up to a good rye!
 
Robert
Robert,
Really enjoyed this. Starts with a sweetness, cloves, and cinnamon, and finishes with butterscotch. Has a fruity aroma.
 
Cameron
Cameron,
Spices, cloves, cinnamon, very bitter
 
Clint
Clint,
So delicious. Sweet and full of flavor
 
Conner
Conner,
Solid taste
 
Roland
Roland,
Strong fruit - almost like a bag of dried apricots, bananas, prunes, and raisins. Spice of rye reminiscent of cloves and cinnamon. Butterscotch mouthfeel in the finish.
 
Travis
Travis,
I enjoyed the heck out of this Lots of dried fruit, apricot & spiciness throughout with a nice caramel/vanilla finish. Love the balance and am definitely picking up a bottle.
 
Steven
Steven,
Surprisingly smooth. Strong but not overwhelming sweetness to it.
 
Dan
Dan,
I really liked this. I got caramel flavoring. Not a lot of bite. Would definitely like to order some more
 
Peter
Peter,
Peaty nose, but not strong on the palate. spicy finish. Not bad.
 
Aman
Aman,
Peaty, NY local, caramel
 
Brian
Brian,
Delicious
 
Matt
Matt,
Reminds me of bit-o-honey candy. Has a floral or plant-y taste, too. Then the rye spice. Pretty light version of a rye.
 
Brett
Brett,
Alternates between a harsh and sweet/aromatic nose, and then flavor follows with both the sweet, and adds some earthy spice. Long finish stayed with the sweet carrying through with holiday spice and fruit. Improves as you continued sipping
 
Jason
Jason,
Spicy like something with an overabundance of cinnamon, but still enjoyable to drink.
 
Ben
Ben,
Eh this was not great. I found the cinnamon and butterscotch on the nose way to overwhelming and that threw everything off. The taste was almost like cinnamon flavored dirt. Very early and way sweeter than I like
 
Huagang
Huagang,
Toasty and sweet
 
Kristy
Kristy,
A little on the sweet side but a very drinkable rye whiskey. I don’t even need to cut it with water or ice which is very rare for a rye. One of the few whiskeys I can enjoy neat.
 
Lee
Lee,
Cinnamon is the most predominant taste for me... I dont like cinnamon. Everything else about it was pleasant.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
This is my first time tasting a rye whiskey, and I love this! The sweet butterscotch lingers and is very pleasant.
 
Tom
Tom,
Sweet start, dirt finish. Butterscotch, simple, smooth.
 
Jason
Jason,
A really smooth rye. The butterscotch finish does a great job of balancing out the spicy notes from the rye. It gets sweeter in subsequent sips.
 
Michael
Michael,
First time tasting rye. New to the whisky tasting thing. But it has the best aroma of anything I’ve sampled so far. The finish is great and the taste flavors are very full. I like it when I didn’t think I would.
 
Eva
Eva,
Too sweet tasting for me it was overpowering all the other flavors
 
Tammy
Tammy,
Earthy, sweet, smooth, and spicy. This is a pretty good rye whiskey. Noticed immediate citrus and clove on the nose.
 
Bernadette
Bernadette,
Smooth and caramelly! Dark and cteamy!
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Great nose, great finish, but a little too harsh in between. The spicy sweetness is nice though.
 
Chris
Chris,
Lots of sweet tea on the nose. Good drinker. Would drink again.
 
Barry
Barry,
I'm not a rye whiskey fan but this was very approachable.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a very good, intense, Rye Whiskey that has an aromatic birth; while a rich & bold life leads to a balanced death of medium length with a hint of oak, fire & earth.
 
Ray
Ray,
Cinnamon and maybe nutmeg in the nose, sweet in the middle, warm finish. Good winter whiskey. Would be perfect with pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.
 
Logan
Logan,
The nose was cinnamon and dark fruit and the taste was spicy and earthy with a bit of butterscotch.
 
Emily
Emily,
Very smooth and sweet. Really enjoyed it.
 
Derek
Derek,
Really smooth! The sweetness was very notable and added a lot of complexity.
 
John
John,
Really peasant and smooth. The flavors are light and understated, but prominently feature notes of aperol, raisins, and butterscotch. Might even be paired with dessert!
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Color: Amber Nose: Raisin, banana Taste: Raisin, dark fruit, spicy Aftertaste: cinnamon, spicy, sweet Really good. Maybe a tad on the hot side but mellowed as my palate adapted. I’d buy a bottle of this for sure.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
Kinda sharp, but good. Not as good as the other Rye
 
Jarod
Jarod,
Spicey and earthy with an undertone of fruit flavour. Strong but smooth. Really enjoyable.
 
Nolan
Nolan,
Smooth by itself. I can definitely taste the caramel. I’d buy it again. It would taste nice in an Old Fashioned.
 
Ben
Ben,
Less spicy than expected, sort of thin, sweet at the front and lots of baking spice at the finish. Very interesting.
 
Mike
Mike,
One of the better New York whiskeys I’ve tried. Probably won’t add it to my rotation.
 
Chad
Chad,
One of the best I have sampled.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Color is amber. Nose is rye spice, cinnamon, and wheat undertones. First sip is a mildly sweet mix of cinnamon, rye spice, and mild green notes. Mouthfeel is slightly thin, but not too thin. Finish is a nice tail of sweet cinnamon, along with some other baking spices. Overall, a nice, smooth, mildly sweet cinnamon flavor that is not at all bad, if may be a little boring. Probably not worth the price, but if offered, definitely not a drink to turn down.
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Love this simple but tasty rye whiskey. Would taste fantastic in an Old Fashioned.
 
William
William,
Sweet cinnamon. That’s all you need to know. It’s amazing an shuttle with a perfect smooth finish.
 
Victor
Victor,
Quite smooth for a rye with that abv
 
Sunil
Sunil,
Loved it. Great finish and love the flavor of left on my tounge.
 
Jackie
Jackie,
Yuck.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Just the right blend of flavors. None overpowering. Smooth
 
Noelle
Noelle,
Nice rye. Decent price point. Spicey, but not very hot at all considering 59%abv. Nothing eye opening or super distinctive though.
 
brian
brian,
"Typical dill-esque nose that comes with ryes. Taste is a lot of herbs like clove. Raisons. Sweet after taste."
 
Michele
Michele,
Nice smooth whiskey
 
Daniel
Daniel,
This is a very smooth and sweet rye.
 
Tejal
Tejal,
Nice oaky, woodsy taste. Very smooth and strong
 
Ashley
Ashley,
Rye bread nose. Impressively calm nose for the abv. A touch of fruit in there as well. Sweet fruit on the palate, with some mild spice. A few drops of water wake up the rye, spice, and butterscotch. Raisin comes through strong a few minutes after a sip, and on the nose with some water. A few more drops and the spicy elements are fighting the raisins. I might skip that level and stick with the first splash of water. So much to unpack here, really delightful.
 
Lou
Lou,
Solid rye whiskey
 
Dan
Dan,
Definitely get the spicy and cinnamon. The rye isn’t overpowering, but present.
 
John
John,
Sweet rye. Cinnamon and raisin on the nose. Cinnamon and dark fruits continue in the palate. Still sweet. Spice comes in midway through into the palate and lingers on the finish. Very nice rye.
 
JR
JR,
First rye I’ve had, got to say it’s a good drinker, warms the belly fruit forward with a caramel spice finish
 
Damon
Damon,
Sweet nose, spicy but smooth palate, and fruity raisin lasting finish. Will definitely buy again.
 
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