Veteran Rye Review: Redemption Rye Whiskey


Distilled in Indiana

Mash bill

95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley


Minimum 2 Years


92 Proof


MSRP $29, Purchase Price $28 (2022)

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Official Product Website

HistoryRedemption produces quality products using recipes dating pre-prohibition in return for keeping our Rye whiskey tradition alive. Before the prohibition, Rye whiskey was the hit thing to drink. I am glad this company is giving us a taste of the past! Dave Carpenter is the Head Distiller for Redemption. He grew up in Kentucky, spent time as a Chef, and then transitioned to the American Whiskey scene. He uses his love for culinary and whiskey to create these magic blends.

Value – Well worth the price of $29.99.

Appearance – A unique shape and label that does a great job of encompassing the prohibition era. Light Copper in a color that is capped with a cork. A well-put-together appearance.

Nose – A strong presence of cinnamon. Hints of Oak, vanilla, and even possibly caramel.

Palate – Spice is the prominent main takeaway from this palate including cinnamon, some type of pepper, and some citrus. A nice oak flavor mixed with slight caramel hints.

Finish – An even consistency of that nice oak and caramel mixed with that hot spice to top off a pretty well-crafted finish.

Summary – In summary, This feels like a well-rounded Rye product that would make our elder pre-Prohibition distilleries proud. “Redemption Rye’s goal is to bring back the classic American Rye cocktail. While Federal law states that a whiskey must be 51% rye grain to be classified as rye, we chose to push our grain content to 95%. This not only pushes the flavor-forward, but it also magnifies the unique profile of the rye grains.” – Redemption Whiskey

This was my first Rye review and I was pretty excited about it. I love the fact that they are sticking to the true roots of the traditional Rye with this. Redemption offers a few other Rye and Bourbons as well. I can’t wait to try them. I would love to find their 18 YR Rye and 36 YR Bourbon.”

Eric Watkins

Uniqueness- 1-10 – 5

Appearance- 1-10 – 6

Nose- 1-20 – 12

Palate- 1-20 – 10

Finish- 1-20 – 12

Value- 1-20 – 16


“Purchase Redemption Rye at Caskers Here!”

Reviewed by:

Eric Watkins on 12/9/2022

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