Gold Medal, 2018 San Francisco Spirits Competition
94 Points, 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge: "Decadent cream and vanilla give way to spicy rye, sage, and green apple. The rye grain is tempered on the palate allowing sultry cocoa and caramel to come forward with hints of pepper and herbal tea. Very complex and long."
"Breaking with tradition, we finish our Straight Rye Whiskey in toasted oak cigar barrels, air-dried in the low-lying mountain region of Vosges, France. This proprietary finishing results in a smoother, more approachable rye with notes of orange peel, coriander, and spice."
“An excellent example of what rye makers should aim for on the nose when making a rye – but often fall flat in the attempt." –Heather Greene, Spirits Expert, Author
“A rye that does appreciably and with confidence show the bright, tangy, tropical fruit side of the grain that produced colonial America’s first successful whiskey." – F. Paul Pacult, Editor, F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal