Rabbit Hole Boxergrail
Rabbit Hole Distillery – Louisville, KY
Straight Rye Whiskey
95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley
95 Proof (47.5% ABV)
NAS (Minimum of 2 Years)
Rabbit Hole Distillery Website
Rye Whiskey is one of those things that people either love or hate… is what most people say. I, however, believe that there is a rye whiskey for everyone. It’s just that you have to find the right profiles that sit with each person’s individual tastes.
The good news, Boxergrail is a great middle-ground rye whiskey that has a good and mild set of rye profiles. We’re excited to review this, as we’ve been big into rye whiskeys lately, and we know this one doesn’t disappoint.
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Notes & Review
Nose: Rye spice, dried orange peel, torched vanilla bean, peppercorn, dried red fruits.
Palate: Dry roasted oak, tanned leather, baking spices, earthy rye, vanilla.
Finish: Leather, tobacco, dried oak, dried vanilla.
The Boxergrail is a great pour that fully displays what it means to be a well-rounded rye.
There is a delicious sweetness that makes it a good “bridge pour” for those who enjoy bourbons. But, there’s enough of a distinction to make sure it is definitely unique in its own right.
There is a nice, short, sweetness to the pour that makes it not overbearing and allows you to keep going back for more.
Greg Sinadinos started his spirits journey writing a whiskey periodical for Fine Tobacco NYC Magazine. He began answering review requests under a social media page he named “Whiskey Culture,” which quickly merged with Greg’s passion for connecting with others and his interest in history.
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