Stellum Black Rye The Lone Cypress Review (First Pour)

Review by Mark Pringle |
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80 Highly Rated Bourbon General Review of Stellum Black Rye The Lone Cypress

This review of Stellum Black Rye The Lone Cypress is a first-pour review. I would love to know the mash bill of The Lone Cypress because the deeper you get into this tasting experience, the more this evolves into a rye beast. Anyway, here are my first pour notes.

Stellum Black Rye The Lone Cypress

Rating: 80


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: 87

As you open the bottle of The Lone Cypress instantly, a cloud of creamy caramel laced with baking spices like allspice and peppercorn engulfs you. In some ways, this rye almost smelled like bourbon initially; however, I let it sit for a moment, and then the scent developed into a lovely Jolly Rancher candy apple aroma. The aroma of The Lone Cypress would be almost a spiced apple cider if someone dropped an apple Jolly Rancher into it. Late into this complex nosing experience, I get a little honey plum sweetness.

Palate Review - Rating: 79

The first sip of the palate hit me like a Mack truck with its aggressive spice-driven nature. The spicy rye, peppercorn, and pine are almost tyrannical while laced with a floral rye nuance. Rye rules supreme in this Stellum expression, but there is enough sweetness to keeps The Lone Cypress from being utterly and one-dimensionally rye.

Finish Review - Rating: 80

The baking spices like allspice and black peppercorn are unquestionably on the finish of Stellum Black Rye The Lone Cypress. Rye is very present on the finish as you might expect. The robust start of the finish is short-lived but saved by a lingering low-level grassy pine finish that lasts a while.

Uniqueness Review - Rating: 78

Stellum Black Rye The Lone Cypress is a rye at its core and designed for those who want a complete and unadulterated rye experience.

Value Review - Rating: 77

Fluctuating between $99.99 and $89.99, this expression is a little pricey.

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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