Our Drumlin Rye is the perfect expression of the terroir of our warm and fertile valley. Every bit of rye in the spirit is grown within 25 miles of the distillery, and we use rye and only rye to create a rich, peppery, complex spirit.
Production: We start with a mash of 100% unmalted rye which is, in our usual fashion, the hardest way to make rye. Double distilled, it is then aged in new American oak barrels for at least three years. We make at least a dozen barrels a year
Nose: Citrus, raisins, caramel, spice, a hint of vanilla.
Palate: Hints of toffee, notes of dark fruit, stone fruit, pepper, rye bread, spices and cinnamon. Quite a bit of heat from the high proof, but it is a clean heat. Finish is fruity and earthy with a hint of smoke, and a lingering and smooth finish.
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