Sagamore Spirit 8-Year-Old Rye Tasting Notes

Review by Mark Pringle |

80 Highly Rated Bourbon General Review of Sagamore Spirit 8-Year-Old Rye Whiskey

Sagamore Spirit 8-Year-Old Rye is a delicious rye when experienced by itself. I say that because it didn’t do well against some of my favorites in a side-by-side, but when I drink it by itself, I really, really enjoy it. This is one reason I’m not a huge fan of blinds or side-by-side’s because the taste of one whiskey can influence another if experienced too close together, even if you cleanse your palate in between tastings—just my opinion.

The nose of Sagamore Spirit 8-Year-Old Rye starts with a pleasantly rich aroma that fades quickly and becomes a little too delicate. Still, you get an enjoyable mild rye spice and toasted char on the nose. Interestingly, if you let it sit in the glass for a while, it reveals a lovely floral bouquet.

An agreeable sweet black pepper or peppercorn and toasted caramel rye spice are on the palate of Sagamore Spirit 8-Year-Old Rye. Still, the viscosity is slightly thinner than expected for eight-year rye, particularly when I simultaneously compare it to other ryes.

The finish is warm at first, on the back of the throat, and tends to linger as it hits the esophagus.

I have updated this review since my initial pour because it is a rye that opens up a bit after sitting for a few weeks.

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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