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The Beautiful and the Damned Whiskey House:  Man of Leisure Rye Review

The Beautiful and the Damned Whiskey House:  Man of Leisure Rye Review


Batch 1


Distilled by MGP in Lawrenceburg, IN


Lots of brands source from MGP, but only a select few source like The Beautiful and the Damned Whiskey House.  Most brands purchase random lots of barrels, but that’s not what I’m tasting.  The Beautiful and the Damned Whiskey House is arguably MGP’s most selective buyer.  The barrels going into these very small batches are some of the absolute best barrels that MGP has to have offer in this age range.  This a blend consisting of barrels that every other brand would covet as single barrels.  The result is a blend of the most exceptional barrels from the preiminent distiller of rye whiskey.


Mashbill: 95% rye, 5% malted barley


Batch 1 is a blend of 4 barrels


Age: 6-8 years, but the youngest barrel is 6.75 years old.


Proof: 100°


MSRP: $85.99


Color 👁️: Dark bronze


Nose 👃: Dark caramel. Cherry candy. Mango. Twinge of mint.


Palate 👅: Toffee. Anise. Maraschino cherry. Twinge of dill. Slight citrus juice. Oak. Oily mouthfeel.


Finish 🏁: Cherry Coke. Slight dill. Citrus zest. Oak. Long in length.


Overall thoughts?  Without doubt, this is one of the best rye whiskies I’ve ever had.  Period.  With that, I don’t think you’ll find a better rye at the age range or proof.  I could drink this rye every day for life and be exceedingly happy. The blend starts with exceptional barrels and blended with great skill.  If you appreciate fine rye whiskey… this is something you want in your collection.


I love Batch 1 and will be seeking Batch 2.  Batch 2’s youngest barrel will be 6 years 8 months.


If you’re interested… hit the website for The Beautiful and the Damned Whiskey House.  Two bottles cancels the S&H.  Heck yeah!



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