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(Dec 1) Sagamore Spirit Rye

Day one of my advent calendar for 2023 (I’m getting a late start because I was traveling).

The vial itself is unlabeled so I tried it before knowing what it was. My first impressions were the mint, dill, and pepper that I associate with a rye, so I think that my first whiskey is an American rye.

The first taste was like an old fashioned. I always have my old-fashions with rye. And there was the hint of orange and lots of pepper.

Looking in the notebook that came with the Advent calendar I see that this is a sagamore Rye. So I was right.

There is also a YouTube channel that comes with this Advent calendar. Here is the recording for this particular whiskey. Last year they had written notes, which I rather prefer, but this was interesting. This dude tasted all sorts of things that I did not. So hopefully I can learn something from him.

Grace O’Malley Irish

Grace O’Malley blended Irish whiskey.

Banana, brown sugar and molasses in the nose. As it opens up, honey and apples.

Tangerine and honey in the mouth.

A peppery finish.

This is one of the nicest so far in this year’s whiskey Advent calendar.