Blue Run Kentucky Straight High Rye Bourbon is a small-batch whiskey and is the first Blue Run product with Bourbon Hall of Famer Jim Rutledge serving as the contracted Master Distiller (on all previous Blue Run products, except Golden Rye, Jim served as the Liquid Advisor). Jim distilled this batch at Castle & Key Distillery.
The nose is pralines and orange peel. There are hints of bright cherry and tobacco. Brown sugar and nuttiness start to shine on the palate. There is s little bit of white pepper but its well-balanced. It slowly moves to stone fruit and dried apricot. The finish is long. As the finish progresses there's herbal white tea, peach and clove.