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Hughes Brothers Belle of Bedford Barrel Proof Toasted 6 Year Rye Review

Distilled by MGP in Lawrenceburg, IN

Produced by Hughes Brothers Distillers

Mashbill: 95% rye, 5% malted barley

Distilled: 7/2016

Bottled: 1/2023

Age: 6 years 6 months

Finish: Medium toast American white oak

Non-chill filtered

Proof: 114.54°

Nose 👃: Toffee. Black pepper. Tobacco. Orange zest.

Palate 👅:  Twinge of dill that immediately fades. Vanilla. Black pepper.  Baking spices. Caramel. Orange peel. Medium viscosity.

Finish 🏁: Black pepper.  Orange peel. Tobacco.  Long in length.

Overall thoughts?  This is a fantastic take on Indiana rye whiskey.  If you love 95/5 rye, you’re really going to appreciate this one.  The toasted barrel is a very nice compliment to the whiskey.

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