It has a peppery spice and dark juicy fruits that you would expect from a rye whiskey, plus an added layer of toasty grain from the malting and light honey. This whiskey has a lot of depth and complexity, but is still very approachable.
Handmade fine grain new American oak barrels, lightly toasted in the traditional manner, impart a wonderfully subtle flavor. In the 18th century, barrels were made by heating the staves over a fire of oak chips, allowing them to be bent and formed into a barrel shape. During this process, the inside of the barrel would become toasted, but not charred. For aging, several uncharred oak barrels, both new and used, to achieve the balanced complexity that complements this whiskey’s traditional heritage.
- 94 POINTS, GOLD MEDAL | Beverage Testing Institute 2020
- GOLD MEDAL | San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2006