Hemingway Rye Signature Edition Review

Review by Mark Pringle |
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84 Highly Rated Bourbon General Review of Hemingway Rye Signature Edition

I am digging finished ryes lately, and the release of Hemingway Rye Signature Edition (Not to be confused with Hemingway Rye 1st Edition) is another excellent non-distiller producer tasting experience with a bottle design that is a work of art. 

This 102-proof Hemingway Rye Signature Edition blends two straight rye whiskeys finished in rum-seasoned Oloroso Sherry Casks. 90% of the blend is 6-year-old Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey (95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley), and the remaining 10% is 4-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley). 

Seven and eight-year-old rye is the sweet spot for non-finished ryes. For finished ryes like Hemingway, six years is the beginning of the sweet spot for ryes, in my experience. 

Hemingway Rye Signature Edition

Rating: 84


Ratings breakdown based on a 100 point scale.

  • 90-100 Exceptional
  • 80-89 Very Good
  • 70-79 Average
  • 60-69 Below Average
  • 50-60 Drain Pour

Detailed Tasting Notes

Nose Review - Rating: 83

Floral rye and berry fruit notes are mixed with baking spice. Raspberry, rich brown sugar, and caramel mix. There is a bit of nutmeg, too.

Palate Review - Rating: 85

Honey and caramel-sweet, balanced with rye mint and plenty of baking spices. Lovely sweetness and spice balance. An elegant tasting experience.

Finish Review - Rating: 85

Hemingway Rye Signature Edition has everlasting baking spices and rye with moderate honey sweetness. The red fruit returns on the finish.

Uniqueness Review - Rating: 82

Finished ryes are becoming more and more common. So, it is challenging to create a new tasting experience these days. Having said that, the combination of the Hemingway Rye Signature Edition tasting experience and its price point makes it different.

Value Review - Rating: 85

I am so glad they dropped their price by $30 for this second release from $109.99. In fact, I have seen it on the shelves for $69.99 even though I paid $79.99. The tasting experience is well worth this price point in today's market.

Author: Mark Pringle
Smell IS taste. I am just a guy who has been hit with the bourbon bug and who has come to the conclusion that life is too short to drink average tasting bourbons. Go Gators!
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