This is a quick, fresh crack review of Stellum Rye Rigel Single Barrel. Rigel is a selection distilled in Indiana (MGP) and chosen in the Summer and Autumn of 2021.
This 95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley barrel is 4-5 years old and bottled at 116.22 Proof for All Time Wine and Spirits in Alpharetta, Georgia. See Stellum Spirits Single Barrel Program.
Caramel, rye spice mint, black pepper, and ethanol. Nose hair tingling ethanol. Mild fruitiness.
Seems youthful because it runs hotter than its 116.22 proof. Spice heavy. Mint, clove, and black pepper. Rigel has a good amount of honey sweetness, but the heat suffocates it. Hot. Heavy baking spice. Gets dryer the deeper into the tasting.
Dry. Leather, oak, black pepper, and mint. Moderate length.