O.H. Ingram River Aged Straight Whiskey
A little background
A first of its kind, O.H. Ingram River Aged Straight Whiskey is aged in a floating rickhouse on the riverbank of the Mississippi in Ballard County, KY. According to Ingram “The constant motion of the river ensures that the whiskey never stops working, creating an extraordinary spirit with a taste mature beyond its years.” Due to this method of “hyper-charged” aging, they’ve been able to create a more mature whiskey that’s only spent 3 years in a barrel. O.H. Ingram River Aged Straight Whiskey is sourced from Midwest Grain Products (MGP) in Lawrenceburg, IN and is a blend of 36% rye bourbon and 95% rye, making the combined rye content in the neighborhood of 67%. This whiskey is bottled at 96 Proof and has a retail price of $79.99.
(Tasted neat from a Glencairn Glass)
Vanilla, cake doughnut, cinnamon, lemon pound cake, and plenty of honey.
Very enjoyable viscous mouthfeel. Lemon & orange citrus, cinnamon, honeycomb, caramel, and vanilla.
Cinnamon, licorice, baking spice, and oak. The finish is pleasantly long and just a tad drying.
O.H. Ingram River Aged Straight Whiskey is not the most complex whiskey out there, however, it does have a very enjoyable mouthfeel and an impressively long finish. For being quite young at just 3-years of age, Ingram seems to be onto something with their “hyper-charged” floating rickhouse aging technique. Now, let’s talk price. For $80, I’m able to to buy bottles with 2 – 3 times the age of this whiskey that are also bottled at or near cask strength. I understand there are a lot of expenses that go into bringing these products to market, but $80 seems a bit steep. Everything about this whiskey is great, besides the price.