Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey Review

Review by Mark Pringle |
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81 Highly Rated Bourbon General Review of Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey

It's always good to try something new. you'll never know what wonderful whiskey you will come across. Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey is one of those pleasant surprises. 

Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey

Rating: 81


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

Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey starts with a mild cinnamon spice aroma that is strangely rich smelling. Sweet, creamy crème brûlée and mild ethanol are next—a delicious aroma with a bit of rye spice. Suddenly I also sense an unexpected cardamom and caramel mix on the nose. The nose is relatively complex.

Palate Review - Rating: 80

The cardamom carries through to the palate and is closely followed by vanilla and rye spice. The mouthfeel is a little thin, yet it tastes bolder than a 90-proof whiskey. Somewhat youthful sweet oak, but good, quickly followed by black pepper. I would love to try this at cask strength.

Finish Review - Rating: 77

While there is excellent heat on the back of the throat, the warmth dissipates once it goes down the esophagus. Expect pepper and cardamom on the finish too.

Uniqueness Review - Rating: 85

This is a different rye whiskey, and a good one. I can't say that I've tasted too many with this wonderful cardamom theme.

Value Review - Rating: 78

At a retail price of $59.99, this is priced right where it should be. I'd pay more for a cask strength version.

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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