This expression of Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey is made from a mashbill of 80% rye, 15% malted barley and 5% malted rye. Aged for six months in charred, new oak quarter casks, it is then finished for three months in casks which used to hold Vya Sweet Vermouth, adding a fruitiness to the classic spicy rye whiskey.
Sonoma County Rye is produced by the eponymous distillery in the town of Rohnert Park in California. Distilled in pot stills heated by direct fire, this is aged in American oak barrels and bottled unfiltered.
A slightly different addition to the Woodford Reserve Master's Collection - a pair of rye whiskies, one aged in a new American cask (like almost all other American whiskies) and the other in a refill cask that once held bourbon. The former shows off the casks flavours and the latter those of the spirit - an interesting examination of maturation process.
A very special release from Jack Daniel's - their first ever rye whiskey. Bottled unaged, it's gone down a storm in the USA and we've managed to grab a few bottles. One for both the JD fans and the collectors.
An old bottling of Old Crow Straight Rye Whiskey. The brand is named after James Crow, the Scottish doctor who changed the course of American whiskey production by inventing the sourmash process. We estimet this bottle dates from the 1930s.