Pikesville 110 Proof Straight Rye Whiskey
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Pikesville 110 Proof Straight Rye Whiskey

(0.7l, 55%)


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Pikesville has been a brand of Rye Whiskey off-and-on for more than 120 years. The original company was founded in Maryland in 1895, where it became a very popular brand of “Maryland-style” Rye Whiskey. Production has stopped several times over the decades due to Prohibition, ownership changes, and even distillery accidents. The historic “Majestic Distilling” ceased production in 1972, but the brand was continuously available until 1982 on existing stock. Heaven Hill recently purchased the brand, revitalized the recipe, and brought production to their Bernheim Distillery in Kentucky.

Pikesville is all about one product — Pikesville 110 Proof Straight Rye Whiskey. And yes, it’s served at nearly full cask strength at 110 proof / 55% ABV. Powerful and authentic to its roots, Whiskey experts from around the world are salivating in desire and gushing in praise. It’s an unanimous double-gold winner in San Francisco, received an “extraordinary, ultimate recommendation” at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, and was dubbed the “Second Finest Whiskey in the World” by Jim Murray at the Whiskey Bible, and a bunch more. Seriously… this could be the Rye Whiskey of the decade. 
  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    55%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    6 Year Old
  • Maturation
    Extra-aged barrels

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spicy
spicy rye
dry
clove
vanilla cream
honey
cocoa
savoury
anise
What does Pikesville 110 Proof Straight Rye Whiskey taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color 
Copper.

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Dry cocoa, charred oak, spice, vanilla cream.

Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Rich, dry, and savory with plenty of rye spice, orange-blossom honey, fresh clove, anise, and even some autumn fruits.

Finish 
Long with granola notes.
Ratings & Reviews
Tom
Tom,
One of my favorite ryes! So good.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Strong taste
 
Tom
Tom,
Very smooth, especially for the proof. Rich in flavor.
 
Travis
Travis,
sweat malty nose with some rye spice on the back end. tasted marshmallow, sour bread, and a clean spiced finished. A rare mixer and a sipper all at the same time.
 
SCOTT
SCOTT,
Smooth, vanilla, leather, some chocolate spice on finish. Sweeter than expected but love it.
 
Brent
Brent,
Had all I am looking for in my whiskey. High proof, nuance, easy
 
Zane
Zane,
Simply awesome. New favorite rye!
 
Angel
Angel,
Brown sugar, cinnamon spice, vanillas can be found. It drinks more like a bourbon but the high abv. gives it that rye spice. If you are looking for a gateway into rye try this with a few drops of water. You might be pleasantly surprised.
 
David
David,
Darn near perfect. For such a high proof rye, it's so smooth, with the expected rye bite coming at the end. Easy sipper, plan to always have this on my shelf. Price point spot on for this whiskey.
 
Dick
Dick,
One of my favorite rye's
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Love it !!
 
Erik
Erik,
A fantastic higher proof rye that is full of flavor but the proof doesnt overwhelm
 
Brian
Brian,
This is my all-time favorite Rye. Smooth on the tongue with a little bite at the end.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Nice sipping Rye with a strong pepper finish. Great on lite ice or as an Manhattan
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Color is a reddish copper. Nose starts with a little ethanol, definitely needs a minute to sit and breathe. After allowing it to breathe, a mildly sweet aroma emerges. Notes of cocoa, subtle cherry, and mild spice. First sip packs a bit of a punch from the proof and rye spice; it is a little less sweet than the nose lets on, almost dry. Rye spice and black pepper are the predominate flavors on the palate initially. As acclimation to the proof and rye spice occurs, notes of cream, leather, and just a hint of tobacco finish off the palate. Finish is a long linger of the rye spice, accentuated by the drying of the palate by the high proof. Overall a fantastic example of Rye Whiskey, with a high proof high spice flavor.
 
guest
guest,
My favorite rye whiskey
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Smoother than you would think for 110 proof
 
Jon
Jon,
Fantastic rye. Surprised to see so many calling this spicy, though. For me, despite its proof, this is a sweeter, more cherried rye. Incredibly smooth for 110p.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Spice and sweet in perfect balance. Name a better rye... I dare you!
 
Michael
Michael,
Sweet and spicy, lots to unpack
 
Donald
Donald,
This stuff is amazing. Very smooth for proof.
 
James
James,
A perfect rye. Plenty of spice, but also a fair amount of sweetness. Really well balanced and a nice mouthfeel and finish. The high alcohol content doesn’t overpower the complex flavor
 
jesse
jesse,
Spicy Rye
 
David
David,
The perfect rye.
 
arne
arne,
very dry and spicy which is a lot of fun
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Spicy...big time. But balanced and smooth. Perfect for refined drinking.
 
Craig
Craig,
Another Heaven Hill masterpiece. Love it all over again no matter how long it’s been.
 
Henry
Henry,
Delicious. Pairs perfectly with grilled chicken wings and a smooth cigar
 
guest
guest,
Best rye I’ve had in any price range
 
Olaf
Olaf,
A strong body with a sharpness to it that I have come to love of rye. Very impressive drink that challenges much more pricey bottles of rye.
 
Ben
Ben,
Great all around Rye. 110 proof, but great any way you want to drink it. I take it backpacking (straight), and I like it in my manhattans.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
I like drinking ryes and this is a fine one. Maybe quite as good as not as the E.H Taylor rye but a solid expression. If you like Rittenhouse you’ll enjoy this one.
 
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