American Whiskey - Rye

Cody Road Rye Whiskey

From: Iowa, United States Liquor Review Category: Rye American Whiskey

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Tier 3
This is a Tier 3 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics recommended the spirit but it will be a value brand or have an exotic taste.
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2013
  • 2014

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2014

Wine Enthusiast

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Proof66 Notes

Cody Road is named for William "Buffalo Bill" Cody who was born in Iowa. The rye whiskey is made from 100% rye grain (making it a pure rye whiskey--many rye spirits are made with a blend of other grains) grown on a single farm in Fulton, IL.

Here at Proof66, we had the chance to do a formal tasting of Cody Road Rye and liked it very much.

>Mississippi River Distilling Company is actually located in Iowa (the geography-minded quickly realizing that the river is not merely confined to one state). The distillery is proud of their "grain to glass" process starting with grain grown and harvested locally. In fact, they claim that 100% of their grain is found within 25 miles of the distillery. It was founded in 2010 and centered around the German-made still that they have named "Rose."

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
Proof66 Staff Proof66 Staff (95) (2013-03-23)
This is a very high-quality rye whiskey. For the everyday guy, if you’re drinking Jack Daniel’s, you could easily move on to Cody Road and never look back. Life’s too short to drink something as boring and tarry as Jack. Entering the rye whiskey world, we think the cocktail snob would appreciate the heavy grain of the Cody Road and the challenge it poses in cocktails. The whiskey snob will definitely fall in love with the heavy-handed rye of the Cody Road but perhaps miss a bit of oak character. If they would put a little more age and proof on the spirit, it could be a truly spectacular whiskey that could stand up against the very elite editions in the industry. As it is, this should enter the must-try list for rye enthusiasts in the market.
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