James Oliver Rye Whiskey

James Oliver Rye Whiskey

(0.75l, 50%)


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James Oliver Rye Whiskey will stand up and teach your next cocktail what for. 

Indio Spirits was incorporated back in 2004 by John Ufford of Portland, Oregon — before he had a single product or employee. What he did have was a vision and desire. He was smart enough to know that he needed help, so in 2005 he brought on Robert Turner who had industry chops. Soon, they released their first products, a pair of flavored Vodkas. Boom goes the dynamite! 
 
Each year since they have created and innovated their way though a slew of new product offerings. How many you ask? Well, they have 6 flavored Vodkas, 4 Whiskeys, 3 Rums, 2 Gins, 1 specialty Liqueur, and a partridge in a pear tree. OK, we made up that last part, but the point is that Indio Spirits in a craft distillery that keeps the still humming day and night to keep up with demand. 

James Oliver Rye Whiskey is named after Robert’s grandfather — James Oliver Turner — and the bottle bears a story about his life. That’s kind of cool, right? But let’s get right to the Whiskey. 
 
Most Rye Distillate comes from Canada these days. Can’t blame ‘em. Rye is a fickle mistress and those Canadians do a good job taming the fiery spirit. But James Oliver Rye is 100% American Rye distillate barreled, aged, and bottled at the Indio Spirits headquarters in Oregon. And the barrels that they use are American white oak with a dark #4 cha r— sometimes called an "alligator char" because of the burn pattern on the inside of the barrels. 
 
A lighter char tends toward a fruit-forward, spicy Whiskey and a darker char tends toward vanilla flavors and a richer color. So James Oliver Rye has a natural Rye-forward spice and infused vanilla character to it. And it is bottled at a full 100 proof — 50% ABV— so it will stand up to your favorite cocktail recipes and teach it what for. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Oragon
  • Country
    USA
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
    Indio Spirits

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chestnut
burnt caramel
black pepper
cinnamon
nutty
rye
honey
roasted
spicy
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Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 per cent rye. The grain gives rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. Rye was a big seller before Prohibition. After decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. George Washington distilled rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Medium Bronze      
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Black Pepper, rosted nuts, and honey.  
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Chestnuts roasting, burnt caramel, black pepper and roasted cinnamon. 
 
Finish 
Classic Rye, medium length.
Ratings & Reviews
Steve
Steve,
Easy drinking rye. Enjoyable.
 
Michael
Michael,
Super smooth! Amazing for the price. 2 ice cubes = golden.
 
David
David,
Strong but no "cheap burn", yet budget priced. Enjoyable, definitely better than Jim or Jack. Goes down like a second-to-top shelf whiskey.
 
Katherine
Katherine,
Smooth and easy Rye to drink.
 
Justin
Justin,
I didn't particularly enjoy this one.
 
Michael
Michael,
Amazing
 
Paige
Paige,
I tend to stay away from local spirits as they are overpriced and usually not very good but this one surprised me! The sweet aroma prepared your palette for a nice spicy Rye and finished smooth without a dreadful lingering burn. It is way underpriced for the quality. Great job James Oliver!
 
David
David,
Is rye drinks like a meal in the mouth. And I'm the sort of chap that means that as a compliment. Solid Rye flavor, and just tough enough smack your mouth around a little. And let's face it, the crap you've been talking, you deserve a good pop in the mouth.
 
Allen
Allen,
Damn that's a nice rye! So good a friend and I damn near emptied the bottle.
 
K
K,
Great tasting rye. Smooth enough to drink neat. At the price, I will be buying again.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
One of my Favorite Ryes! 100% Rye and 100 proof!
 
Gary
Gary,
Excellent Rye for the price!
 
Gary
Gary,
Excellent eye for the price!
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Very Good!
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Very good it was. Drink again I will.
 
Tristan
Tristan,
A little thin on the palate but It's very expressive. Definitely a rye-drinker's rye. Would buy again and enjoy in an Old Fashioned.
 
David
David,
Definitely a very good rye. Especially for the price.
 
Walter
Walter,
Works neat and mixed with coke gives a cherry flavor but great rye taste
 
Kristian
Kristian,
Great Rye, especially for the price. As others have stated, a little heat up front, clean flavor through the middle and quick bite to finish it off, defiantly a whiskey to sip neat.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Perfect Bourbon to make an old-fashioned, also takes great neat. It has a little heat up front, smooth in the middle, and with a slight bite on the finish.
 
Amaury
Amaury,
Tasty for manhattans with Maurin vermouth
 
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