Stellum Straight Rye Whiskey
(750ml) [USC 94]
Regular price $108.99 Sale price $51.97 Save $57.02
About the Whiskey:
The identity of Stellum Rye is rooted in a tried and true 95% Rye Indiana mash bill. To enhance this classic style, we incorporate small amounts more barley-forward rye and choice barrels from both Kentucky and Tennessee. This brings a full, round mouthfeel and flashes of buttery sweetness to an otherwise spicy and tightly focused Rye Whiskey.
Appearance: Deep copper.
Nose: Stewed apples, peaches, and pears dominate the initial nose, along with an undertone of baking spices. Nutmeg and clove provide a counterbalance to the sweet fruits, while a light mint and licorice note bring further depth to the aroma.
Palate: Aniseed, cardamom, and coriander wake up your palate with an intense spice punch. Notes of lemon peel and tangerine coming from the rye grain provide a nice citrus component to the overall spiciness. As the whiskey breathes in the glass, fresh green apples and spearmint arise, which offers just enough of a sweet component to engage all your taste buds.
Finish: Star anise, white pepper, and mint linger on the palate before fading into a honey-sweetened jasmine green tea.
With the Addition of Water: The citrus notes on the palate become more pronounced with candied lemon and orange peels, all supported by a mint simple syrup like you would find in a derby julep.
Best Rye Of 2021 - Breaking Bourbon
"A careful and deliberate blend of ryes from Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky coming in at just over 116 proof, Stellum Rye finds a place between bold and complex that is uniquely its own. The end result will satisfy both whiskey enthusiasts and mainstream consumers alike, working well neat, on the rocks, and in cocktails. An easy feat this is not, especially when you factor in price and availability. Put simply, Stellum Rye is a whiskey that will appeal to just about everyone who encounters it,and should become a mainstay on home bars across the country."
Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2023, 2021
94 Points, Finalist - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2021
"Distinctive aromas of cracked wheat, ginger spice, and charred apples are erupting from the glass. The heat from the alcohol serves as a flavor amplifier carrying notes of baking spices, tobacco, sandalwood, and dried apricot through the long and rich finish."
91 Points - Whisky Advocate
"The first permanent branded label from Barrell Craft Spirits (featuring a bourbon and this rye), departing from its batch release format. Lemon tea, orange peel, and confectioners’ sugar on the nose. The spiced smooth palate begins with notes of orange, lemon, and candied pineapple. Water unlocks licorice laces, treacle, Fig Newtons, mince pie, dusty oak, and maltiness. Spice, maple syrup, clove-studded orange, and cinnamon close out this nimbly balanced effort."
"I’m a fan of cask strength rye, and this is a really lovely example of the spirit. If you’re a fan of high-rye rye, this is definitely one I’d urge you to try."- Whiskey Apostle
"Extremely approachable at cask strength with an easy, even heat and an oily palate showcasing a nice balance of black pepper, clove, and buttery cinnamon toast."