97.5 Points and Second Finest Whiskey in the World, from Jim Murray of Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2016
“One of the aromas of the year… after that nose, the delivery just had to be majestic. And it is… those wonderful, bustling, fizzing spices… the best from Heaven Hill for some time…” – Jim Murray
“A fantastic rye whiskey produced in Kentucky, the Pikesville brand dates back to 1895 in Maryland. This 6 year old 110 proof was released in 2015, receiving a Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey refuses to be forgotten. First produced in Maryland in the 1890s, the brand, along with the rest of the once-booming Maryland Rye industry, was shuttered by prohibition. The brand reemerged after prohibition and became the last standing Maryland Rye, as the rest of the industry’s production had ceased. Now produced in Kentucky from extra-aged barrels stored in prime warehouse locations, Heaven Hill keeps this historic Maryland mark alive with this award-winning six year old, 110 proof offering.