Uncomplicated, unassuming – in fact, “neat” is right next to “declutter” in the thesaurus. Coincidence? Not likely.
Redemption Whiskey is carefully hand-crafted in the river town of Lawrenceburg, Indiana at the 172-year-old MGP Distillery – Whisky Advocate’s 2015 Distiller of the Year. While Redemption is perfect to enjoy neat or on the rocks, it also serves as an excellent base when used in both classic and modern cocktails. Its bold, spicy notes shine through any cocktail without overpowering the drink.
Redemption is a brand with one purpose and one purpose only: to bring Rye whiskey back to its rightful place.
Redemption Rye is 92 proof and made from 95% rye and 5% barley and aged for an average of two and a half years in new charred oak barrels.
Appearance: This whiskey is a pale red-gold that beads and slowly forms tears.
Nose: On the nose it’s fresh: green leaves, spearmint with a touch of cigar-box spice and dried cherry.
Palate: Thin on the palate, it’s nutty on the approach and a bit hot. Nutmeg eventually unfurls to blue fruit on the mid-palate leading to a green and somewhat bitter finish.
Redemption Bourbon is 84 proof and made from 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% barley and aged for an average of two and a half years in new charred oak barrels.
Appearance: Pale gold in the glass, this spirit beads and slowly forms tears.
Nose: There’s a distinct sour note: sour grain and vanilla yogurt. Pencil shavings and unripe peach make appearances.
Palate: Watery, flat; grain sweetness, reminiscent of hazelnuts. The finish is mushroomy and short.
Redemption Wheated Bourbon is 96 proof and made from 51% corn, 45% wheat and 4% malted barley and aged for four years.
Appearance: A bit deeper, I’ll go so far as medium-pale red-gold, which beads and slowly forms fat tears.
Nose: Perfumey and delicate, with vanilla custard and salt air.
Palate: Clean on the palate, this whiskey tastes of thyme and a whisper of clove. The herbaceousness is satisfying, but lacking a great amount of character.
Redemption High Rye Bourbon is 92 proof and made from 60% corn, 36% rye and 4% malted barley and aged for an average of two and a half years in new charred oak barrels.
Appearance: Medium-pale red-gold
Nose: Easily the most aromatic of the bunch: sticky-bun sweetness, toast and dried figs.
Palate: Syrupy, the pancake syrup that didn’t come from a tree, vegetal notes on the mid-palate and cacao nibs further back.