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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.
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.
Appearance / Color
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.
Smooth, rye and spicy notes.
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.
Newsflash: your favorite Whiskey-forward cocktail was originally made with Rye.
You might consider Bourbon to be the ultimate American tipple, but before it was all about the big B juice, Rye sat on the throne as America's Spirit numero uno. If you ordered a Manhattan, an Old Fashioned, or a Sazerac in the 1800s, your bartender was using Rye’s uniquely spicy and dry character to give it complex depth.
Back in the day, Rye seemed to be every American’s favorite Spirit, with both the poor and the rich consuming impressive quantities of the liquid. But after a dramatic turn of historical events, Rye’s reign was slowly but surely over. America really said goodbye, rye. Until now. Ready for the new Ryempire?