Another of the new whiskys I just received from Caskers.com is this new Maple Rye from Tap 357. Canadian Rye is aged 3-7 years before being mixed with fresh maple syrup and being aged an additional 6-12 months. The process leaves a wonderfully full bodied whisky that actually tastes like maple sugar instead of like someone mixed maple syrup into your shot glass as some other products on the market do.
Maple is the first and strongest note on the palate, followed quickly by a light spice from the Rye and notes of tobacco and leather. The finish smoothes into the lingering feeling that you have just been drinking with the crew from a maple syrup farm.
Not my favorite drink but I'll hold onto the bottle for the holidays.