Minor Case Rye

Minor Case Rye

(0.7l, 45%)


8/10
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$37.99
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Old school Rye Whiskey with a Sherry twist
 
In 1795, America still had its first president, the O.G. Washington, and there were only fifteen states in the Union. That’s also when Jacob Beam sold his first barrels of corn Whiskey, which wasn’t even called Bourbon yet – not for decades. He concocted his Old Hake Beam not far away from where Limestone Branch distillery stands today. One of Jake’s descendants had an incredibly cool name: Minor Case Beam, and this Rye expression is dedicated to him – an innovative distiller who had to give everything up when Prohibition came.
 
Today, Minor’s great-grandsons, Steve and Paul Beam, continue the family’s long tradition. They wanted to create a fine and soft Rye Whiskey Minor Case Beam would’ve made if there were no Prohibition. This two-year-old Rye was finished in cream Sherry casks for eight months and it successfully balances sweet fruitiness, warm spices and oak. Don’t let its age fool you, either: Minor Case Rye is a masterpiece in a lovely old school bottle, and wonderfully complex. Raise the glass to not living during the Prohibition.

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spicy
caramel
sherry
oak
sweet
raisin
floral
cherry
fruit
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Bourbon set of rules refer to manufacturing method rather than location. It must be matured in new and charred casks of American white oak. No colouring or flavoring of any type is allowed. It must be matured for at least 2 years, if a bottle does not bear an age it is at least 4 years old. The mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Soft but complex aroma with fruity and floral notes of summer, and a touch of rye spice.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Soft cherry, raisin and caramel on the palate, followed by notes of rye spice and a lovely insinuation of Sherry.
 
Finish
Powerful and sweet finish with fruity notes that linger softly.
Ratings & Reviews
John
John,
Needs to be blended into a cocktail. Not strong enough to be near.
 
Kent
Kent,
Expected more. A bit harsh. Not fond of the flavor profile. Glad to be done with the bottle.
 
Emily
Emily,
A really nice rye for the price. Sherry cask finish adds a pleasant touch. Makes a great tasting cocktail. Completely underrated in the rye world.
 
Spencer
Spencer,
Really excellent combination that comes from the rye and sherry casks--spicy and a rich, creamy, undertone. I found the combination sours as it lingers on the palate, to the point that the finish almost feels like cough syrup (which sounds worse than I mean it), but I still love it on the whole.
 
David
David,
This is my favorite rye...I like it better than Whistle Pig and other trendy ryes. Love the sherry finish, you can really taste the sherry and cherry-like sweetness, along with caramel. But has just enough bite.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
I once bought this bottle a while back and it was a wonderful whiskey (my favorite rye so far actually). The flavor was exactly as described, it was smooth, complex, and all of the flavors were there, nothing was overwhelming. HOWEVER.... I recently ordered another bottle of the same minor case, which looks the same save for the letters being painted (a nice touch). For some reason it is much more rough this time and the oak is very overwhelming. The nose however is similar to last time. I'm not sure what happened or if it's just the bottle i got, but I didn't want to give it a bad rating because f how good it was the last time I bought it. Would still buy it again!
 
Robert
Robert,
Goes down smoothly. Easy drinking whiskey. My wife’s go to when my mother’s around.
 
Greg
Greg,
Love it
 
Katherine
Katherine,
One of my absolute favorites! Plus, best distillery tour ever. Stephen Fante is amazing and incredibly entertaining!
 
Sam
Sam,
Excellent rye. Pour let sit and it gets a nice caramel note. Definitely will be a keeper in my collection.
 
Greg
Greg,
Dangerously smooth and well-balanced whisky. The sherry flavor shows up in the middle of the flavor profile. The alcohol burn is negligible and sweetness is prominent but not overpowering.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
This is pretty good for two years. The flavor profiles are pretty spot on but none of them are overly potent. It’s definitely worth the price here but not the $16 pour or $55 bottle I’ve seen it in my local area.
 
Mary
Mary,
This is one of my favorites, smooth, sweet, perfect on its own or in an old fashion!
 
Troy
Troy,
Smooth and sweet.
 
Michael
Michael,
Outstanding with a great taste!
 
Sean
Sean,
Shockingly good taste with a light Sherry at the end
 
Paige
Paige,
Not gonna lie, I was skeptical AF with the 2 Year age statement but wow did this dram from Minor Case deliver! Caramel and vanilla are obvious on the nose that leads into a mellow spice and oak note with hints of fruit on the palette followed by a long sweet sherry finish. Literally mind blown with how clean this Rye is. Well done!
 
Blake
Blake,
Spicy and bold
 
Jason
Jason,
I am new to Rye. I think I might be more of a scotch guy. This is just a little too harsh for my taste.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Sweet on the tongue. Hints of maple and cherry, nice finish. I really like the aftertaste, it’s quite smooth and mellow. A very good rye.
 
Mary
Mary,
This is delicious, smooth, and very easy drinking....neat and iced. I'll order it again.
 
Colton
Colton,
Best rye I’ve ever had
 
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