“Warm and inviting nose of coconut water, almond skin, white peach, and white flower. On the palate it is textured, toasted, and incredibly bright and clean. Fresh tropical fruit and hazelnut last onto the finish.” (Finalist, Tried and True Award, Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation)
“Lush aromas of butterscotch and caramel are married with cherry pit, apricot, and dried apple. The palate is well structured, creamy viscosity serves as a base for the complex profile of this whisky. Cedar and sandalwood notes come to mind. The finish is long and leaves a pleasant roasted almond flavor.” (Finalist, Excellent, Highly Recommended)
“A piney fresh aroma wafts from the glass and is pleasantly earthy without overwhelming the nose. Sweet and spicy in the mouth, the flavor bursts on the palate with black pepper, orange zest and hot cinnamon.” (Finalist, Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation)
“Named for former president and native Long Islander Teddy Roosevelt and his ‘Rough Riders’ volunteer cavalry. Look for a vanilla and oak scent, plus a touch of apple. On the palate, this rye has a concentrated vanilla flavor tinged with espresso and cocoa, finishing on mouthwatering fruit and spice.”
“Burnt sienna color; flawless clarity. This opening nose is ripe, fruity, cereal-like, and even a bit like cherry compote; with more aeration, the aroma settles down into a moderately spicy/peppery bouquet that’s direct, assertive, vivid, and delicately sweet and ripe. Entry is jam-packed with flavors, including seedless rye bread, toasted marshmallow, sour grape hard candy; midpalate mirrors the entry, but at this stage it’s the silky texture that tells the biggest story. Aftertaste treats the taste buds to a fully rounded-out, supple rye that’s quite lovely.”
“Sepia brown color; excellent purity. First whiffs capture delicate aromatic notes of corn husk/tamale, cornbread, and toasted dark chocolate, sweetened breakfast cereal, sealing wax, and oaky resins. Entry is pleasingly rich, sinewy in texture, as bittersweet as it is sweet, chewy, and delectable; midpalate reflects many of the entry findings, adding toffee and caramel corn flavors that usher in and dominate the savory aftertaste.”
"This cask-strength rye is among the highest proof you'll see on the shelf. Uncut, this dark amber whiskey has a rich caramel aroma and a wood-heavy palate that finishes long, spicy and hot. Balanced with plenty of dilution, mellow vanilla, almond and coconut tones emerge."
Voss Vineyards - San Francisco International Wine Competition