Sagamore Spirit Straight Rye Whiskey
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Sagamore Spirit Straight Rye Whiskey

(0.75l, 41.5%)


7.6/10
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$39.99
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Sagamore Spirit is on a mission: putting Maryland back on the Whiskey map.

When award-winning Sagamore Spirit opened its waterfront distillery’s doors and fired up its copper stills, it had two things in mind: turn out rye that would put Maryland back on the whiskey-making map, and create a destination to delight and educate spirits lovers from near and far. One year, two million pounds of milled grain, and 30,000 visitors later, the plan is well ahead of schedule.

Sagamore Straight Rye was rated 95/100 in The Tasting Panel Magazine, 2017, "an exquisite nose of peach and jasmine with additional tones of spiced apricot nectar, caramel cream, tobacco leaf and orange rind present in taste as well… "

The taste harkens back to the 19th century, when Maryland farmers discovered the benefits of distilling whiskey from the distinctive grain — perfect neat or in their signature Black-Eyed Rye Cocktail.


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The water that comes straight up from a limestone spring at the farm reportedly fuels the local race horses that are said to be winners.
  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Maryland, Baltimore
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    41.5%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    New charred oak barrels

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

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spicy notes
vanilla
tobacco
rye
apricot
caramel
orange zest
peach
jasmine
What does Sagamore Spirit Straight Rye Whiskey taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Sagamore Spirit Straight Rye Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Vanilla, honey, spicy nutmeg, sweet peach and jasmine. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Vanilla, rye, spices and sweet notes of caramel prolonged with sensational tones of apricot, tobacco leafs and orange zest. 

Finish
Smooth, rye and spicy notes.
Ratings & Reviews
Arthur
Arthur,
I prefer aged whiskeys so I found this one too simplified...a bit more bite than I care for and just OK. Complexity just not there for me.
 
Richard
Richard,
Really smooth and lice the Carmel. Making me a Rye fan for sure
 
Austin
Austin,
Very smooth, almost sweet tasting. The caramel notes really came through, and i really love the spiceness.
 
Jarvis
Jarvis,
A unique rye that’s delicious and complex. Totally took my be surprise!
 
Dwight
Dwight,
Very smooth and palatable. The Spicy and Caramel notes are noticeable/present. Recommend drinking with whiskey rocks and not ice so as not to miss the more subtle notes. Nice color, too. Would definitely order/drink again.
 
Tristan
Tristan,
Very Smooth
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Very smooth, with a little spice. Really nice.
 
Justin
Justin,
I’m a big fan of rye whiskey. Frankly, it’s my favorite of the family. This whiskey was dangerously smooth with sweet, fruity notes. I think that’s a thing? I don’t really care I guess, I really love rye whiskey and this one was great!
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Fine....flavor seemed to be a little flat
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Smooth straight or on the rocks , which really opened it up
 
TOM
TOM,
Quite nice. Smooth finish and seemed to have a little bit of a cheery tone. Not as spicy as I expected based on other reviews.
 
Doug
Doug,
Smooth and spicy. Love it!
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Love every sip. Powerful flavor with honey notes and a soft, smooth mouth feel. Hard to believe it's 41.5%
 
Sooraj
Sooraj,
This rye reduction goes great in the homemade BBQ sauces. The spicy notes in this drink is quite prominent and a small gulp warms you right away. I can see this a good sipper during late fall or early winter. I had this neat and probably won't do that again because of high spice notes.
 
Steve
Steve,
reminds me of Jack
 
Ryan
Ryan,
A whiskey with a nice clean flavor with some spice to it.
 
Jackson
Jackson,
Warm, smooth with great balance of sweetness and spice. Great neat or in a Manhattan.
 
Alec
Alec,
Nice spicy sipping rye.
 
Denise
Denise,
I really liked the flavor of this Rye. It was very smooth which made it easy to drink alone, or in my old fashion
 
Michael
Michael,
Clean tasty Rye. Some spicy notes. Good value. Drinking with just a splash of water.
 
Jaime
Jaime,
Definitely one of the best ryes I've ever had. Smooth and tasty.
 
David
David,
A bit bland
 
ROBERT
ROBERT,
A little spicy, but had a pleasant taste overall. Enjoyed poured over 1 large ice cube.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
The nose has lots of vanilla with a hint of spice. Slight edge on the tongue but strong undercurrents of apricot and vanilla. Not over-powering. Overall very easy to drink and enjoyable.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Very smooth....great neat or with cocktails.
 
David
David,
I really liked it - very flavorful and smooth!
 
Brian
Brian,
I really liked it. It was very smooth and easy to drink.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
It’s ok but not something I would buy on my own. Mellow taste, but not overly flavorful.
 
Jim
Jim,
This is smooth and a nice whiskey, but it is missing the spice and finish of a more traditional rye. Seemed to lend to sweetness, more like a bourbon.
 
Michael
Michael,
Very drinkable. Would buy again.
 
Wendy
Wendy,
My new favorite. Smooth and lovely.
 
Charles
Charles,
Easy and approachable rye.
 
Michael
Michael,
Smooth? Yes. Decent flavor? Yes. Will it knock your socks off? Definitely not. ...middle of the road rye.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Sweeter than anticipated which was a surprise to be sure, but a welcomed one. That rating was for both my Star Wars and whiskey enthusiasts.
 
James
James,
If all Rey whiskey is as harsh as this one, then you can count me out on future tastings. It was better after being allowed to breathe, but water was still needed in order to cut the bite. Not for me.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Really enjoyable sipping whiskey.
 
Andy
Andy,
Tasty rye. Smooth, not too sweet. With ice, more flavors presented themselves. I’ll buy it again. The bottle itself is a near shape too👍🏻
 
Michael
Michael,
I don’t care for rye bread but wanted to try. Not for me. Light rye taste on the palette. Added water made pretty good but I really hate rye.
 
Jim
Jim,
Excellent flavor!
 
Cory
Cory,
This Whiskey is fantastic. A wonderful first choice for the club membership. Had to stop myself before i finished it all in one evening.
 
Alison
Alison,
I purchased this as a show of support for small distilleries, and I was pleasantly rewarded! This is easy and satisfying to sip, with a smooth texture and layered taste. Perfect for a warm weather rye-on-the-rocks kind of day.
 
Jay
Jay,
a bit too medicine like for my taste. Didn't enjoy it as much as I do my go to Knob creek. I usually drink old fashioneds. Perhaps neat or with ice I'd like it more but...
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Neat the flavors are quite mellow. With a couple of ice cubes, the flavors open up and have more depth. Slightly smokey, but more sweet and notes of vanilla and brown sugar.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Really enjoyed this. Smooth and easy to grink.
 
James
James,
A little smoky. Smooth.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Good sipping whiskey. Pleasant neat.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Very smooth.. one of the best Brandys I’ve had
Ryan
Ryan,
I don't think that this bottle is a Brandy, it tends to lean more towards the Rye whiskey style.
Ronald
Ronald,
It is a good rye for someone like me who generally don’t like ryes
 
Joe
Joe,
I really was surprised how good this was, especially for the price. I will keep this one on hand as my go to.
 
Gideon
Gideon,
Very smooth great sipping whiskey not harsh no afterburn highly recommend will buy again
 
Larry
Larry,
I thought it was a decent tasting Rye. It has a strong rye flavor, for me it was slightly sweet with a spicy warm finish.
 
Alanna
Alanna,
Nothing mind blowing, but decent spice and easy drinking both neat and in an old fashioned. I'd buy it again.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Great for a Manhattan! Really enjoyed it.
 
Mark
Mark,
Makes a nice old fashioned, sweet and smooth.
 
Michael
Michael,
Just not my style.
 
Michael
Michael,
Smooth, mild rye. Good for sipping.
 
Geoff
Geoff,
Fairly smooth, flavorful Rye. A hint of sweetness to it makes it a pleasurable sipping Rye. Not a top-end Rye, but a solid everyday beverage.
 
Robert
Robert,
VERY smooth. A great sipping drink when enjoying a cigar with friends
 
John
John,
A good flavored Rye. Easy to drink alone or blended.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Just wait for it!
 
TIM
TIM,
Surprisingly delicious! Spicy and just slightly sweet. Excellent straight and it makes a killer Manhattan or old fashioned.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Nice smooth on the rocks rye.
 
Guy
Guy,
It was OK! Probably just not my taste was all. Nothing wrong with it I just don't drink much RYE!
 
Brad
Brad,
I was really good! Very smooth with very little burnt oak. The Rye has always been my favorite
 
Michael
Michael,
Just got this as my first bottle with Flaviar and I’m very pleased. Excellent, smooth drink. Looking forward to finishing this bottle!
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Very smooth, but with a strong cherry/tobacco flavor. Very good rye.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Not the biggest fan. Isn’t bad but just wasn’t great
 
Tina
Tina,
very nice
 
Brad
Brad,
Very smooth, don't love Rye Whiskeys but this one is quite pleasant.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Smooth and flavorful.
 
Arthur
Arthur,
Good and smooth. Has a very distinct aftertaste
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Very smooth for a rye, a touch of sweet on the tongue, with the burn on the way down.
 
BRYAN
BRYAN,
I'm new to Rye whisky so this is my first, I think it's delicious regardless that I haven't had any other Rye to compare it to. I think it is very smooth with a little spice to it.
 
guest
guest,
Musty finish
 
JAMES
JAMES,
Wonderful aroma and taste. Shared it with family who were very impressed!
 
ALEXANDER
ALEXANDER,
Never really tried a good Rye, this is a nice sipper with a moderate spice. Enjoying it so far.
 
Brian
Brian,
Very good for a standard rye whisky. Very smooth and drinkable. No ice or water needed. Neat all the way.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
A beautiful aroma and very smooth with just enough sweetness. A very drinkable rye
 
Gage
Gage,
Solid rye
 
Edward
Edward,
It was nice for the money, but not as smoothe as my Basil Hayden dark Rye or Angels Envy Rye.
 
Andrea
Andrea,
Very smooth, I really enjoyed for being a Vodka girl.
 
Walter
Walter,
For a rye, which I normally don't go out of my way to drink, this is rye is really good. Super smooth and a nice immediate flavor you can enjoy. As a traditional straight bourbon drinker, I believe this rye is up there as a contender to some of my all time favorite whiskeys.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
WOW, hard to put these flavors anx enjoyments in words. Great on the rocks dressed as an old Fashion or just a splash of water
 
Burton
Burton,
Decent whiskey. A good rye for those new to this spirit. It gives you hints of the unique spice of rye without overpowering the palate. Get it. Your guests will like it.
 
Allan
Allan,
I like this and I am usually a scotch drinker and with some friends bourbon. It comes across to me as light and fruity, my first taste of rye.
 
Michael
Michael,
My wife, daughter and I tasted this versus Sazerac, our house rye. We felt this one was good, but still like Sazerac a little better. Have nt tried it that way yet but expect it to make a mean Old Fashioned.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Strong on the palate with heat and oak. Mellows into a even finish with hints of vanilla. A good sipping whiskey.
 
john
john,
Must be neat, water/ice destroys the wonderful taste
 
Joe
Joe,
What a surprise on this Whiskey. Did not expect it to be that good honestly. I mean a Maryland (no offense) take on a Bourbon?? This is a great Rye whiskey, and can be drank either on a block/sphere or used to make a great cocktail.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Mixes wonderfully in cola and has a caramel coffee taste in the right ratio, def recommend for someone with a mellow sweet tooth
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Fantastic!
 
Adam
Adam,
One of my favorite rye whiskeys. Very smooth yet complex to the end. This one I will be buying again soon. It has a permanent spot in my home bar.
 
John
John,
Smooth, balanced and very drinkable. An excellent sipping rye
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Smooth nose with a hint of fruitiness on the back end.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Normally not a rye drinker but this was really smooth. No bite. Not spicy at all; rather, a Full bodied drink with oak and vanilla scents. My go to is normally scotch. But this will definitely become a staple in my home bar.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Not normally a rye drinker thought it was smooth and had a nice finish .
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Pleasant and balanced Rye. Enjoyable finish.
 
William
William,
Smooth and perfect for a Manhattan!
 
David
David,
My favorite straight rye whiskey so far.
 
Casey
Casey,
Not usually a big fan of rye, but this is smooth. There is no after bite. The smell of the cork does not disappoint or mislead the taste.
 
John
John,
Very good with a cigar. Complements the tobacco with a spicy flavor. Very good and has a great finish. Before Flaviar, I never considered this as a whiskey I would keep in my bar, but now it will become a staple.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Smooth and sophisticated. Definitely a change of pace from standard rye fare, but in a great way. Could be a bit of an acquired taste, but a taste worth acquiring.
 
Michael
Michael,
Tasty and smooth
 
eric
eric,
Smooth for a rye
 
Michael
Michael,
Smooth and mildly spicy
 
Mike
Mike,
Sweet forward, low proof, low aroma, earthy-dry aftertaste. Easy to drink one.
 
Hansen
Hansen,
definitely solid and one of few best.
 
Joel
Joel,
This Rye tastes wonderful. Drink it straight up or on the rocks. You can’t loose either way.
 
Richard
Richard,
Solid. Amazed the non whiskey drinkers at the holiday party. Will definitely be buying another bottle for myself.
 
James
James,
Fabulous, live it, just what I had hoped. I will buy more!
 
maria
maria,
Very good! Will definitely buy this again.
 
Mike
Mike,
This is full bodied rye. It’s got an good nose and finishes well without a lot of the rye burn.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Very good. Smooth. Spicy finish.
 
Joel
Joel,
Woody taste.
 
William
William,
Smooth rye
 
Robert
Robert,
I'm not much for Rye, but this one is smooth and enjoyable. The hint of Jasmine was a nice change and very noticeable on the front, with the spice coming in on the finish. I'll likely keep this one rotating on the shelf. Cool bottle too.
 
Jasson
Jasson,
Not a huge rye fan, normally a scotch drinker, but this is very, very good. Smooth, sweet attack with a mild palette, and a subtle rye finish. I am likely to order another bottle of this after receiving it as a freebie from a referral. Good stuff. 8/10
 
Sadie
Sadie,
If you’re a fan of rye you’ll enjoy this one. All the flavor from a rye you’d want with a good finish and not too much going on. Easy drinker with minimal bite
 
James
James,
Amazingly smooth for a rye. Great flavor. Unfortunately I finish this bottle with friends in one sitting so I will definitely be purchasing another.
 
Jitendra
Jitendra,
Just usual... no complexity
 
Robert
Robert,
I like this rye. Had nice oak and caramel notes straight out of the bottle. I found it really smoothed out and opened up well with one ice cube... I even noticed some fruitiness once it opened up. Nice rye.
 
Gene
Gene,
Nice , a friendly rye with taste and character. Very drinkable a tad sweet but A great sip. I will keep this one in “the rotation “
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
a sweet rye, or - spicy bourbon? Sagamore splits the hair to perfection.
 
Albert
Albert,
No matter what...can't help but enjoy this surprising sipper.
 
Michael
Michael,
Great Rye from the charm city.
 
Dmitriy
Dmitriy,
Pretty good sipping rye
 
Kat
Kat,
Nice finish, smooth sipper
 
John
John,
Very balanced. Easy to drink. Just the right amount of spice I was looking for. Minimal burn.
 
Darren
Darren,
Smooth for a rye whiskey
 
Jessica
Jessica,
Smooth & comfortable. Not overpowering. Enjoyed it.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Way too hot, destroyed my taste buds for the night and was not particularly satisfying. Best used in a cocktail.
 
Denise
Denise,
I loved the rich smooth play of the flavors and has been a great way to start my life with Whisky 🥃! Thanks
 
J
J,
Light and sweet; most favorable of 3 ryes tried this evening.
 
Keith
Keith,
Nice.
 
Elizabeth
Elizabeth,
I gave this as a gift and it was a hit. Yes, of course it was shared. We both like whisky and this was a pleasure to drink.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
This was my first real adventure into rye whiskey... I was expecting it to be harsher and “spicier” than it was. I was pleasantly surprised that it was sweet and smooth and every other thing you want a nice whiskey to be.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Mixed with Coke and was surprised how well it blended.
 
Marisol
Marisol,
The Rye went down smoothly with a sweet smell of vanilla.
 
James
James,
Overall decent, but nothing jumped out. Very smooth, but didn't really have any prominent taste.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Very nice!
 
Cheryl
Cheryl,
Sharp, warm finish, good oak balance, soft enough of a cherry finish that you don’t even think about it until later. Well charred and very light tannin accents.
 
Scott
Scott,
A lot smoother than I expected. Rye's usually punch me in the face. This one still brought some burn, but offered a lot of back end flavor.
 
James
James,
I like the bite of pepper at the beginning. Very tasty finish.
 
Evan
Evan,
Light golden color, I taste a lot of spice, some caramel and vanilla . I'm a bourbon drinker, but good enough to spur my curiosity with ryes.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
New to Rye. Nice smooth vanilla whiskey.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Nice flavor. Pretty strong
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Pretty good, tastes a little spicy in a good way. Not very sweet. A classic rye.
 
Matt
Matt,
Much more flavor and complexity compared with other rye whiskeys. A nice addition
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Truly surprised with the great flavor and quality. Highly recommend for those who have never tried rye.
 
Leanna
Leanna,
Delicious! It has the spiciness that I expect from a rye, but much smoother than I'm used to. Could easily be a sipping whiskey
 
Todd
Todd,
Nice rye alternative.
 
Tim
Tim,
Great taste. Very smooth. One of my new go to bourbons.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
It was a nice change up!
 
Michelle
Michelle,
I find this easy-sipping. Not as full-flavored as some other rye’s i have tried. Not sure that this is one i would keep around all the time. BUT, it is easy to drink and good intro to rye.
 
Amanda
Amanda,
Spicy on the front a bit of a harsh finish but a did Rye overall
 
Kihm
Kihm,
Lovely, mild, not overwhelming, but very tasty and clean.
 
Michael
Michael,
The nose on this rye is absolutely incredible (vanilla, spice, and, yes, jasmine). The taste is not quite as sweet as I expected given the nose, but wonderful nonetheless and quite well-balanced. I got this as a welcome bottle when I signed up (I might not otherwise have tried it)...but I will definitely have this again. I also love the bottle design and shape. I can't wait to try more from Sagamore Spirit.
 
Tom
Tom,
Another MGP product, but pleasant enough. Not a lot of complexity, a bit sweet for a rye, but totally quaffable.
 
Jeanne
Jeanne,
Tastes a little thin to me. Prefer the cask strength. Good for mixed drinks.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
I'm just now getting into rye. I'm more of a bourbon guy, but I really like this. Very Sweet taste with a light spice undertone. I'm also not a pro Whiskey taster.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Tasty Rye, easy drinking with a great sweetness without losing the true Rye quality. Great for Manhattans.
 
Roger
Roger,
A very good drinking rye whiskey . Light on the rye with little to no burn. Its not going to knock your socks off, but I don’t it was made for that. Its just an inexpensive enjoyable daily drink.
 
Harrison
Harrison,
Great Rye Whiskey from Maryland. Spice balance is complemented by the subtle notes of fruit. Brought me back to being a RYE fan.
 
Larry
Larry,
Good for Maryland distillers attempting to reclaim the Rye! This is a worthwhile entry, spicy and flavor forward but a little light on the palate.
 
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