Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Straight Rye Whiskey 47.5% abv
Happy 4th of July Everyone! To celebrate we are reviewing this nice Rye whiskey from Dad’s Hat located just outside of Philly in Bristol, PA. This is a 3yr old Straight Rye whiskey with a mash bill of 80% Rye grain and 20% Malted Barley which is pretty cool to see something that isn’t 100% Rye NOT blended with corn at all…..Sounds excellent right?
The smell is fresh Rye/Dill/baking spice, menthol/eucalyptus, light vanilla.
The taste is a nice warm spice, very little heat. Pepper, Clove, fresh cut grass, a bit of honey.
The finish is medium to long with menthol/eucalyptus, pepper and baking spice.
I was skeptical of this one because a few other Craft Pennsylvania Rye’s have let me down. I am happy to say that this one is very good and fairly priced. I think I paid around $60 for this which may seem high, but in today’s whiskey world you aren’t going to find a High Rye “Straight Rye” whiskey 3-4 years old for much less. Kudos to Herman Mihalich and John Cooper for creating this Rye. This was my first bottle of Dad’s Hat but certainly won’t be my last. Looking forward to sampling their entire lineup. They have a Port finished Rye that I have to get my hands on….They also have a vermouth finished rye – sounds interesting but I may have to sample that one first.
Overall Grade: B+