Tasting #6 Recap: Rye Whiskey


The Saratoga Whisk(e)y Club had Tasting #6 on two nights, February 15th and March 1st, 2017.  The focus of the evening was Rye Whiskey.  It was a great turnout of 35 people. We had five different rye whiskies at our tasting.  Rick Sicari from Albany Distilling, a member of the club, was also there to present information on his distillery and rye, Ironweed.  Here is a list of what we tasted:

  • We started with a Guinness Rye Pale Ale (a great new beer from Guinness)
  • Ironweed Rye
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor Straight Rye
  • Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye
  • Redemption 8 Year Barrel Strength
  • High West Midwinter Night’s Dram

Overall it was a fantastic tasting!  This was the first time that we had to break up our tastings over two nights because of membership size.

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Here are some photos from the tasting.