1975 Old Overholt Straight Rye Review

This is a 4 year Old Overholt straight rye that was distilled in 1975 and bottled in 1979 at 43% ABV.

Nose: Slight isopropyl note with big sour rye bread notes. Nose improves over time but mostly just heavy rye.

Palate: Rye fades with an older, herbal oak dominating here.

Finish: Disappears in a flash sadly – left with just a hint of musty oak.

Rating: 80/100 – Nose was promising but pretty lackluster elsewhere.

Value for the money: Not sure what these dusty ryes would go for, but I wouldn’t pay more than $20-$30 for this as I’d rather drink a current cheaper rye e.g. Rittenhouse BIB.

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