When rye comes off the still it is sweet, grassy, and floral. A traditional “spicy” characteristic all come from the barrel. With this whiskey, our goal was to lightly oak the rye distillate in our 7-year bourbon barrels with added fresh oak and applewood staves.
This is a light, tropical “summer” rye and makes for some great cocktails. A good bitter, or a splash of vermouth or ginger beer goes a long way.
Aroma: Cardamom, Rum Raisin, Pineapple, Orange Peel
Front: Vanilla, Clover, Orange Peel, Maple, Brown Sugar
Mid: Smoked Maple, Almond, Apricot
Finish: White pepper, Basswood