Sagamore Spirit Straight Rye Whiskey
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Sagamore Spirit Straight Rye Whiskey

(0.75l, 41.5%)


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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
Johnny
Johnny,
Delightful, very smooth, great flavor
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Smooth and lite. The lower ABV helps it go down easy, although it may leave you looking for more of a bite. Good when drinking straight.
 
RJ
RJ,
Absolutely loved this. I enjoy rye whiskeys with a deeper flavor and less of that “alcoholy” bite and Sagamore was a home run! 👍🏻👍🏻
 
J.
J.,
This is no typical Rye. I couldn't get over how complex the flavor was: well balanced, sweet, and subtle. I expected more of a harsh shock with flavor--like I usually get with a rye, but this was smooth and almost tasted like a bourbon to me. It's a low proof and atypical. I would only drink it neat. The subtle flavor would be lost otherwise. I'll buy this again. Depending on my mood, it's perfect. Don't expect this to taste like a rye whiskey. It really isn't like that. It's more of a whiskey you'll enjoy by itself, quietly sitting in a chair.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Like it smooth
 
Alan
Alan,
This is the first taste of Rye I have ever had. Honestly, I've always been a little "afraid" of Rye because I'm not fond of rye bread, but this was a very pleasant surprise. Sometimes I get a very distinct aroma and taste of dill pickles from this whiskey, but even then I still enjoyed the experience. I liked learning that this is a "Maryland Rye" and is fairly distinct from the more hard-core "Pennsylvania Rye" made in "the old tradition." If you're a first-time Rye drinker, I recommend starting here.
 
Michelle
Michelle,
I was surprised by how smooth this was for a rye. But then I realized it's because it's barely over 80 proof. What a rip off for a low proof rye. There is no way you could mix with this bc it would be completely lost. So if you enjoy sipping a bland rye neat, you might like this one. If not try something more interesting like EH Taylor or Willet Rare.
 
Drew
Drew,
Smooth and drinkable but nothing I will seek out or remember.
 
Robert
Robert,
I didn't love this, even for a Rye.
 
Philip
Philip,
I drank it neat. Very smooth. It was excellent, so smooth & flavorful. Definitely recommend & definitely will buy again.
 
Marlow
Marlow,
I drank it neat. Very smooth
 
Tom
Tom,
I don't think I ever had Rye prior to this - a least not straight. As primarily a Scotch drinker, I never realy went down the Bourbon/Rye road. Bourbon always had a sweeteness and a particulary aftertaste that I did not care for. Then a friend turned me on to Basil Hayden, which I enjoyed. So, I thought let's try Rye! Sagamore was ok, but had a bit too much of the sweetness and aftertaste I don't like. It would likely be very good in a mixed, drink, but I am not much for those either. I would not turn down a dram if offered but I don't think it will become part of the home bar. Hence, I will yield to those that appreciate the intricacies of Rye.
 
Greg
Greg,
Smooth, very good.
 
Ernst
Ernst,
For whatever reason didn’t think it would be that good. It was excellent, so smooth & flavorful. Definitely recommend & definitely will buy again. Thank You!!!
 
Steve
Steve,
I initially, was unimpressed. It is lower proof than I would prefer. Although, as I am finishing the bottle, it has grown on me. It is better than I thought at first taste. If this was 100 proof, I think I would be a big fan.
 
Sandra
Sandra,
We are not really scotch drinkers and this was our first experience we have not acquired the taste for the rye. I was wondering for future orders flavored bourbons or flavored whiskey could be on our selection list. Thank you, sandy brosious
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Very Smooth! Love it!
 
Jeff
Jeff,
I like spicy Rye Whiskey, my favorite is Willett. I would classify this Rye as more in keeping with the Northeastern style, which is to say more Canadien Whiskey than anything. Also, at 83 proof this whiskey tends to be overpowered by the vermouth in a Manhattan. It is not at all offensive but it is not one that I would buy again.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Is very smooth, very nice whiskey.
 
Josh
Josh,
My impression is that all the quality Rye flavor is on the immediate contact with the tongue. The spirit lacks the lingering Rye bliss evident in quality Rye spirits like Templeton, High West or even Bulleit in this price range. The swallow is clean, and overall this is a decent whiskey for Old Fashions, but lacks viscosity and full pallet expression to be a sipping Rye. I wouldn't buy this again. There are simply too many better options in this price range.
 
BILL
BILL,
Amazing... great for old fashioned’s or whiskey sours!!! Nice peppery finish... very smooth
 
Zach
Zach,
Great whisky
 
Warren
Warren,
This was my first taste of rye. ti has a wonderful flavor with a slight sweet finish! The more I drink it the better I like it.
 
Radu
Radu,
This was a tasty introduction to straight rye whiskey!
 
Frederick
Frederick,
I think this is a good whiskey. It is smooth, no burning after taste. Easy to drink. Will keep it on my drink list.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Clean, easy drinking
 
Paul
Paul,
A little bit on the “lighter” side for a rye. I think if you are new to rye, coming from bourbon it will feel bland, from scotch it will feel zesty. Better neat than on ice although a little water gave a nutty finish. Not great in drinks, it got a bit lost in a Manhattan.
 
David
David,
There is something a little "off" on the nose on this one, but I still find it to be very drinkable with a nice sweet finish especially for a rye.
 
Ethan
Ethan,
Smooth and balanced.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
This was a very easy to drink rye. Tastes great. It was almost too soft on the palate though. It needs a little bit of burn to remind you that you are drinking whiskey.
 
Bob
Bob,
This should be every man's/woman's Rye..can be enjoyed as neat or just perhaps one rock, nothing more. The flavor profile is subtle and smooth. Highly recommended!
 
Nels
Nels,
Dark amber color in a beautiful distinctive bottle. Very smooth and a nice addition to my collection.
 
Michael
Michael,
I don't drink a lot of Rye, but I didn't really think this was anything special.
 
Richard
Richard,
Very good, particularly the finish it’s very smooth. Great price point for this bottle.
 
Richard
Richard,
Very good, particularly the finish it’s very smooth. Extremely good price point for this bottle.
 
Alex
Alex,
I loved this. Sweet for a rye, with a nice winter spice to it. Excellent in an old fashioned and excellent on its own.
 
Jack
Jack,
I’m not a huge fan of Rye Whisky, so I was surprised at how smooth this was. I did pour it over a small amount of crushed ice, so there was very little nose to it, but I definitely gathered some apricot nuance.
 
Travis
Travis,
Rye is a pleasant drink, but doesn't always have the character of a good bourbon (one of the reasons I prefer rye to bourbon in cocktails, actually). But this Sagamore rye stood on its own quite nicely - it's great to drink neat.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
This is the first rye that I have truly enjoyed neat, as I usually like them on ice or in a cocktail. The taste is strong enough to stand up to ice and other ingredients. This rye is much more balanced, yet contained a subtle yet relevant spice. Great whiskey
 
Ashok
Ashok,
Some people here have said strong on the front but I thought it was pretty smooth. Overall, I enjoyed it. I've never tried an old fashioned but plan on using this rye whiskey to make one.
 
john
john,
packed with flavor and equally smooth. an amazing rye.
 
Judy
Judy,
Very good, and great to mix a terrific old fashioned or Manhattan.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Its pretty good, has a nice spicy taste up front, but finishes nice and smooth.
 
Wilson
Wilson,
Sweet, almost too much.
 
Josh
Josh,
Great taste. Very smooth and finish.
 
William
William,
Really impressive bottle. Whiskey was pretty good with an ice cube or two.
 
Rocky
Rocky,
Tasty, but the bottle is better than the whiskey.
 
Tom
Tom,
For the cost it is a very versatile rye. Good enough to stand on its own, but affordable enough to use in mixers. Rye stands out string with hints or toasted oak and vanilla
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Smooth, good mix of spicy sweet
 
Micah
Micah,
Fruity and smooth. A good rye to start on if you have not had one prior.
 
Morgan
Morgan,
Very nice rye. A little heavy at the front but it wore a melting cube really nicely.
 
Tony
Tony,
A great Rye. Will definitely get this one again.
 
Joe
Joe,
This is a good Rye for making an old fashioned.
 
Wesley
Wesley,
Smooth
 
Jason
Jason,
Good rye and fantastic four Sazerac.
 
Ray
Ray,
Strong but equally smooth. It leaves a lingering aftertaste that makes you want more.
 
Michael
Michael,
I liked it a lot even my wife liked it. I would recommend it
 
Keith
Keith,
Nice taste
 
James
James,
Very drinkable, but not much flavor or complexity..
 
Doug
Doug,
Easy drinking, not exemplary
 
Lisa
Lisa,
I was surprised at how well with this paired with apple brandy. Excellent on its own or as the foundation of some foo foo old fashioneds!
 
James
James,
Subtle and smooth. Really good
 
Cristina
Cristina,
Very easy to drink, soft and sweet, lots of vanilla. A really nice surprise.
 
Frank
Frank,
A good, light rye. It is a bit deceptive, however, that the whiskey originates from MGP in Indiana, which Sagamore them ages and bottles.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Enjoyed this a lot. The spice is as prevalent as the spiral denotes and the finish has a wonderful fruity punch. Apricot and orange. The nose I got almost a cinnamon like spice and vanilla. Very solid.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Really nice, light rye. Smooth with no burn. Very good for sipping neat.
 
William
William,
It's okay. It's a light rye that would be a great entry for beginners in this category. Heavy vanilla on the nose and some orange peel at the end, it lacks the baking spice notes one craves. Leather and tobacco when on the rocks, spice picks up as well but still missing that deep rye flavor. Good for mixed drinks rather than a neat pour.
 
Amy
Amy,
Very smooth with a light mouth feel. I smell the vanilla.
 
Shreyas
Shreyas,
Smooth and spicy. Makes a great old-fashioned.
 
Mark
Mark,
Light for a rye, but a decent aftertaste
 
John
John,
For the price this Rye is phenomenal! I’ve bought a second bottle. Every time I drink it I’m very impressed. Can’t say Rye’s are my favorite but this one I love
 
Ben
Ben,
This doesn’t drink like a typical rye. Extremely light on the nose with unmistakable sweetness, vanilla and ripe fruit. I don’t pick up much of the tobacco mentioned by the spiral and the spice just isn’t as prevalent as I expected. Absolutely outstanding at the $40 price point.
 
Brian
Brian,
Very smooth. Normally drink Bullitt rye, but this one is my new favorite.
 
Sam
Sam,
Jasmine and vanilla dominate. Great for the price point. Doesn’t really drink like a rye in my opinion and the spicy is subtle compared to other “spicy” ryes. Great entry point for people new to rye (at least in my state). This and woodford reserve rye are my staples when introducing people to rye.
 
Scott
Scott,
Love it!!! Very tasty! Perfect for Old Fashioned’s
 
Justin
Justin,
Smooth but doesn’t seem to taste like a rye. Very drinkable but not very complex
 
Steve
Steve,
Easy to drink if you are not a bourbon whiskey or rye. Absolutely zero nose, weak flavor, no levels of flavor, qualities (not flavor) are similar to white bottle Jim Beam($15). It is probably a good rye for beginners and non-rye drinkers. Does not measure up to Dickel Rye ($22)or High west Double Rye.($30) (certianly not Whistle Pig).
 
Moe
Moe,
It’s a rye. Nothing special, but I’m not the biggest rye fan, wanted to try it.
 
Charles
Charles,
Started off sweet and developed spice, it was smooth, not harsh at all
 
John
John,
Truly delicious, both straight and on the rocks. It shines in an old fashioned.
 
Jeffery
Jeffery,
Spicy, smooth with a nice finish. I think I'd add a splash of water to enjoy the sip.
 
John
John,
Smooth, aromatic, flavorful rye. Very nice for sipping. I could get used to this one.
 
Reed
Reed,
This is one whisky that tastes better on the rocks - straight-up is a bit harsh. The fruity bouquet is amazing.
 
Justin
Justin,
Picking up the vanilla and fruit on the nose and initial taste. Fades into some tobacco and oak and nice spice on the finish.
 
Eugene
Eugene,
Smooth. Caramel and spice pleasantly subtle.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
It was a good sipper but not amazing. I will get again for the daily drink.
 
Nic
Nic,
So smooth!
 
Tim
Tim,
It was enjoyable but nothing about it jump out at me.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Smooth with a nice finish
 
Chris
Chris,
Liked it, but wouldn't necessarily buy again
 
Charles
Charles,
When I drink neat, I like smooth. A little burn at first is OK but I want to experience the butterscotch flavor without sweetness at the end. The Sagamore is a nice balance. I wouldn't dream of using this for a mixed drink. It's neat, or with stones only.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Really smooth. favorite of a couple of my friends of all the whiskeys we tasted last go around.
 
Chuck
Chuck,
Loved this Rye.
 
Sophia
Sophia,
I'm more of a smokey peaty scotch-girl than a sweet spicy rye whiskey-girl, but was pleasantly surprised by this dram...smooth and drinkable like many others have said. I think this is only my second time trying a rye and would definitely like to try others to compare.
 
Mike
Mike,
rye whiskey has a different taste but it has a nice edge to it
 
Cameron
Cameron,
Nothing stands out about this. Typical rye. Great for old fashioneds though
 
Michael
Michael,
Very smooth and drinkable
 
Michael
Michael,
It was just OK for me
 
Corbin
Corbin,
It was a nice beginning whiskey for me. Eager to try new flavors and blends of different notes. It was just the right amount of spicy
 
Dan
Dan,
Really like this one. Sitting outside with a fall fire, sipping Sagamore Spirit...hard to beat. Made me want to explore more ryes!
 
Frank
Frank,
A medium rye. Makes a great Old Fashioned.
 
David
David,
Sagamore Rye made me a Rye enthusiast. Very tasty with a lemon twist. I am now looking to try others. A very sippable drink. Relax with one. DB upstate NY
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Not great, but good. needs more spice for drinking neat. Makes a fine Old Fashioned.
 
Joel
Joel,
A seemingly unfinished rye lacking in complexity and depth.
 
Scott
Scott,
This dram was a spicy mouth of goodness. The flavor tapered into fruit and finished clean. I would but this rye again in a heartbeat.
 
Larry
Larry,
Light rye with nice nose.
 
Isaiah
Isaiah,
Loved this bottle. For the price its hard to beat
 
Johnathon
Johnathon,
One of my favorites! Nice and smooth with a kick!
 
JAMES
JAMES,
Picked it as a membership bottle, and I'm enjoying sipping it very much (with a drop of water) - would definitely buy it again. I'd agree with others - smooth and nice after taste.
 
Miles
Miles,
A nice sipping rye with plenty of warmth but not much heat. Tasty, with plenty of vanilla, maple and candied fruit notes and a very appealing nose. The nice, dry and spicy finish is very clean.
 
Erik
Erik,
Smooth, loved the vanilla and spices, wonderful aftertaste.
 
Matt
Matt,
Smooth, light, and peachy finish.
 
Michael
Michael,
Love it. Mixes well with diet coke. not overpowering.
 
Steve
Steve,
Smooth - first Maryland Whiskey I’ve had
 
Justin
Justin,
Smooth
 
Nathaniel
Nathaniel,
Not for me
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Not an expert, by any means, but very flavorful. My only regret is that I don’t have any left.
 
Gerald
Gerald,
lol
 
Matt
Matt,
Very nice Rye. It has the distinctive rye spiciness but is very smooth. Wonderful sipping neat while relaxing. Highly recommended.
 
Alex
Alex,
I haven’t tried many ryes, but this was great. Very easy to drink straight. In a sniffer you can smell the rye but a different taste and smooth all the way down. Can definitely see myself purchasing again.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
I’m getting caramelized banana and vanilla in the nose. Maybe also creme brûlée? Taste is sweet up front. Caramel, maybe some cinnamon? Then a nice spice linger in the end. I REALLY like this!
 
Guy
Guy,
Wish I could do 6.5 stars. Overall, it is a fine rye. I wasn't wowed in any particular area. It has a hefty amount of spice considering how light it is. Maybe turning up the ABV would've helped. It finishes ok, but not in a great way. It just kind of spiced me up and then left. Not saying it's a one trick pony, but you need to looked hard for the layers here. Makes a tasty rye & coke.
 
Cliff
Cliff,
One of the best Ryes I have ever had!
 
Eben
Eben,
Very Good!
 
Eddie
Eddie,
Thanks
 
Eddie
Eddie,
Ntmot the bite that I usually get from my Ryes. However, good taste. Not as good as Woodford Reserve Rey but still a good bottle.
 
Robinson
Robinson,
Really wonderful experience with this Rye. It’s spicy 🌶 yet smooth.
 
Jason
Jason,
Goes really well in my wife's Manhattan!
 
Eric
Eric,
The best Rye for the money hands down. Better than others twice the price!
 
Josh
Josh,
Delicicious libation. Makes a hell of an old fashioned. Not quite spicy as some other rye but has a pleasant finish. This was my premium bottle selection for first month amd I would consider buying this again in store.
 
Rick
Rick,
Easy to drink with more flavor than I expected. Not spectacular, but for the price point, I would buy again.
 
Josue
Josue,
Love it
 
Austin
Austin,
I prefer my bourbon/whiskey with a splash of water when I’m drinking, and to me this is a perfect rye for that. Still flavorful, but not overpowering. Overall would recommend/ buy again. Tasting notes are sweet with a little bit of a pine/ spruce flavor to it. Clean finish that leaves a good after taste.
 
Aimee
Aimee,
Smooth and sweet. Good flavor, but the flavor is a little weak.
 
Andee
Andee,
Smooth starts with a spicy note but quickly goes to the fruits, only taste the peach at the end. Will big again!
 
Elise
Elise,
Surprisingly smooth - apricot notes with a strong vanilla/caramel/maple presence. Spicy finish. A very good everyday staple
 
ERIC
ERIC,
Solid rye. Nice balance of vanilla and spice.
 
Matt
Matt,
Very solid rye. Nothing really spectacular but definitely making it a regular!
 
Aaron
Aaron,
solid rye. nothing incredibly unusual, but would recommend to others.
 
Franchesca
Franchesca,
It wasn't too bad, definitely picked up some apricot notes, but it could've been a lot smoother.
 
Eli
Eli,
Loved it
 
gary
gary,
Fantastically smooth for a rye full of sweet aromas and spice. For the price this is a perfect sipping rye that would be a great introductory spirit to anyone wanting to further their palate down the whiskey trail. Great neat or on the rocks, but can lose itself in a cocktail so remember KISS (keep it simple stupid)
 
Shawn
Shawn,
Liked the flavor and how it went down
 
Randall
Randall,
Definitely a great Rye! Smooth and was a hit with my friends. Would definitely buy again, but will try their other concoctions first.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
I’m not sophisticated enough to describe different “notes” and flavors. I can tell you this, though....this stuff is good!
 
Lee
Lee,
I thought this was quite good. I was surprised I liked a Rye, but it blended well and was smooth
 
David
David,
There are not too many rye whiskeys I like but this I will buy again.
 
Samuel
Samuel,
I really liked it
 
Ira
Ira,
Like it much more than I expected. I've been on a rye kick so I got as my free bottle this quarter. The initial neck pour last night, meh. But boy oh boy oh boy did this puppy open up after a day uncorked. Nose of prunes and apricot with a little rye. Balanced mouthfeel with apricot and rye, a little maple or caramel, with rye up front and tobacco in back. The flavor of rye but without that rye pop. Kind of like a bourbon smoothness but with rye flavors. Really very nice. The tobacco taste lingers in the finish, I feel like I just smoked a Cohiba.
 
Jason
Jason,
Delicious
 
Heather
Heather,
Freakin love it. Drink this rye daily if you can. Better yet use it to turn a friend onto rye. Not terrible spicy just an easy going smooth whisky.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Rye is my preferred whiskey. High proof, so there’s the initial alcohol burn. That opens to immediate new oak backed by dark stone fruit, like cherries. Sweetness starts to develop, honey and vanilla. The fruit turns to apricot toward the finish. I like sipping this one. Pretty happy with it. I’m interested to see what a Manhattan will taste like with this
 
Darren
Darren,
Loved it. Very mellow. Easy to drink. Just added a small drop of water to open up the rich sweet flavors. Already ordered another.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Very smooth for a Rye! I’m glad I branched out and tried it. It makes a great old fashioned!
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Buttery mouth feel with a sharp after taste. Licorice on the nose. Overall a good rye, but better with an ice cube than straight. I probably wouldn't get this one again as there are much better rye at the same or lower cost.
 
Johnathon
Johnathon,
Very smooth, sweet spicy taste! One of my favorites so far!
 
Joseph
Joseph,
This will ruin ryes for you because the balance is perfect. Mellow caramel on the front, smooth creamy mouth feel, typical spice and pepper finish. Great way to intro someone to rye
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
This was a great introduction to rye whiskey, and one that I loved. It has a home at my bar - very comfortable to taste with a wonderful follow up.
 
Tod
Tod,
Great rye and I hope they used one of the old "secret"Maryland recipes.
 
Alex
Alex,
Not a bottle of of thought of buying but I’m impressed and would recommend to others! The spice dominates the profile and is with you from nose to finish, but the apricot & citrus bring down to a level that more sensitive palates can enjoy as well.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Nice dram, very smooth. Mild but agreeable flavor with a hint of spice around the edges and on the finish. Easy drinking but not overly complex.
 
Mark
Mark,
Excellent whiskey. Couldn’t be happier with the purchase, in fact, the bottle didn’t last 2 weeks!
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Very good flavor! Smooth and easy to drink. I had to make sure I didn’t over do it because it goes down so easily.
 
Dave
Dave,
Neat, room temperature, with a few drops of water is my method of allowing Sagamore to show me it's rye prowess. Thumbs up!
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Has a strong bite over rocks. Pretty good with a mixer. I use Sprite.
 
brandon
brandon,
quarterly free bottle. very spicy and aggressive. rye (obviously) notes all the way through and a fairly long finish. very warming. sagamore was upfront about it being a sourced whiskey and I like that in company but rye just isn't my thing. overall a middle of the road experience. probably will not be buying a bottle anytime soon.
 
David
David,
Got this as my quarterly bottle since there was very few options available. Not a big fan.
Gabe
Gabe,
That's how i felt also. It was between this and a WHISTLEPIG 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey (375ml) for me. I wish Flaviar had better options. Reconsidering my subscription now
matthew
matthew,
Also agree about the selections as well as reconsidering my subscription. If this is what is offered on a regular basis ( 3 full bottles and a half ) I don’t really feel it’s worth my time or money. I do like the sampler setup though, wish there was a cheaper option just for that and I could pay full price for what I liked.
Jeff
Jeff,
Caramel/butterscotch on the nose with a spicy palate. Long aftertaste with a slight burn. Tasted neat at room temp.
 
Mark
Mark,
Pretty smooth
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
I was pleasantly pleased! Straight out of the bottle it was direct and to the point going down. Add two drops of water and the complextion changed to a smooth, silky, sweeter taste that sat nicely on the palette.
 
David
David,
First if all, incredible bottle design. I'm keeping this for the "bottle shelf." The whiskey here is unique and good. If it were priced in the low $30s it'd be a steal, but at close to $40 I can find others much better. Would love to see it aged for another few years. Will definitely try again once the distillery has got a few more years under their belt perfecting this.
 
Jordan
Jordan,
Light and smooth. Not as spicy as expected.
 
Athena
Athena,
Warm on the way down with a lingering glow. Harsh for my palate neat, tempered with melted ice it is easier sipping. Currently mixed with cola it brings out the sweet warmth.
 
Robert
Robert,
I’m not normally a rye guy, but this one as delicious.
 
Robin
Robin,
What a surprise. I knew it was a MGP product but I had read good reviews so I jumped at the chance. A nice smooth rye compared to some others I have on the shelf. This is a definite keeper
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Smooth rye (yes, a smooth rye!) with vanilla and fruit up front and a smoothness on the palette that is quite enjoyable. I thought it was cherry, but the flavor spiral says apricot, tobacco and peach. I’m still learning, but makes sense now. Best rye I’ve had for the price yet.
 
John
John,
Enjoyed has full flavor with out being over bearing
 
Scarlett
Scarlett,
Really loving my eye whiskey. Didn't even know I liked rye whiskey until my box arrived!
 
William
William,
Really enjoyed it
 
Anthony
Anthony,
I'm not a big drinker, but I do love scotch. Mainly Johnny Walker. I acquired this bottle of Sagamore Spirit, which is rye whiskey, almost by accident and it was just delicious! So much so that I immediately used my free shipping and credits at Flaviar to buy a second bottle. I'm almost halfway through the first bottle now after a couple of weeks and on the odd evenings that I enjoy a finger or two, I sip it slowly so that I can really enjoy it. Fantastic find.
 
Victor
Victor,
I did not have very high expectations for this for some reason, but, what a pleasant surprise! Definitely a keeper.
 
Matt
Matt,
Wow this beauty has taste, it’s rye flavor is delicious and smooth
 
David
David,
Lighter than I like. Still enjoyable. Better neat.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Great balance between spicy and sweet- a very easy and delightful sipper. The finish is long and the orange is readily apparent
 
Andrew
Andrew,
A great balance of sweet and spicy. The finish is long and the orange really comes through.
 
Charlotte
Charlotte,
We enjoyed it, makes a nice Manhattan.
 
tom
tom,
Very good rye. Have not had straight up yet, but made a few very good Manhattans.
 
cody
cody,
This is a really smooth Rye with a beautiful balance of sweet and spciy in the taste. Really enjoyed it!
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Haven’t drank too many rye’s in the past, but this one was very pleasant!
 
Dave
Dave,
smooth.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Great tasting rye!
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Super tasty, with a particularly complex profile for a straight rye
 
John
John,
I'm usually not a rye guy but this bourbon was smooth with a hint of unique flavor. I enjoyed it.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Liked it. Still developing the knack for catching flavors. Was expecting it to be a bit more bitter as rye in the past with me has not been this smooth.
 
Matt
Matt,
Very good for the price. A sweetness that I don’t usually find in other rye.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Very smooth, spicy no burn, carmel
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Excellent flavor, very smooth. Great for sipping or in a cocktail. Highly recommend.
 
Renea
Renea,
This was my first try at rye whiskey. I was very impressed. Bourbon has always been my go to, but this rye has taken first place for my palate.
 
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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