Disclosure: This sample was given to me by Treaty Oak for review.
Treaty Oak 10 Year Schenley Reserve Rye, 50%
Nose: Super fruity: oranges, pears and green apple. Rye spice, rich sugar and butter notes.
Palate: Medium to thick mouth feel with a syrupy body. More oranges but with some mint, tons of clove, white pepper, grass, rye bread, fruit jam sweetness.
Finish: Medium to long finish, spearmint heavy, lingering clove with some oak.
Rating: 76/100 – Great | Well above average
I like this a lot. A fair amount of the Canadian ryes making it to the states these days are high in proof but lacking body. At only 100 proof this stuff is thick and syrupy, possibly due to Treaty Oak finishing the barrels in the hot Texas climate. Schenley Reserve Rye has an MSRP of about $70 and at that price I’d choose it over something like the standard Whistle Pig 10 year.
Additional Info: Distilled from a mash bill of 53% rye, 39% corn, and 8% barley at Schenley Distillery in Quebec, Canada. Finished for an undisclosed amount of time at Treaty Oak Distilling in Texas.