Entries in rye (4)

Thursday
Apr042013

Reservoir Whiskey

Reservoir Distillery handcrafts single run, small batch whiskies that are aged and bottled in Richmond, VA. Reservoir uses only the finest quality grains to produce its signature bourbon, wheat, and rye whiskies. Reservoir Bourbon is a true southern classic made with a heavy corn mashbill that produces a sweet, smooth and bright profile. The traditional whiskey drinker will be right at home enjoying this spirit. Reservoir Wheat Whiskey is an off the run spirit made with a heavy wheat mashbill that produces an extraordinarily smooth profile that is savory to the palate. A great introductory whiskey that is easy to drink for those that are not accustomed to brown spirits. Finally, we have the Reservoir Rye Whiskey, a classic American whiskey that is currently experiencing a significant renaissance due to the microdistillery movement. Our rye is best described as an "adult swim" whiskey. Strong and sharp on the palate, the rye grain shows through strongly.

Each of these truly exceptional whiskies run $94.99 for 750mL and are truly worth every penny. These whiskies are very limited in production, and the utmost care goes into crafting each expression.

Thursday
Apr042013

High West Distillery

 

High West Distillery in Park City Utah is the first legally licensed distillery in the state of Utah since the end of Prohibition. They make their spirits in a 250 gallon copper pot still, giving each unique character. At Malt Advocate's 17th Annual Whisky Awards, High West took home 'Pioneer of the Year' and the accolades just keep coming!

Campfire: This is the world’s only, and possibly first, blend of Scotch, bourbon and rye whiskeys. A very unusual, distinctive, yet delicious whiskey.The main flavor is sweet honey from a ripe bourbon. The enhancing flavor is floral fruity spice from a mature rye whiskey. The accent is the smoke from a peated scotch whisky. The proportions? Top secret. So...as the sun sinks low and the cold settles in, grab a bottle of Campfire and gather round a blazing fire to warm up, wind down your day, share stories, and deepen friendships. One taste of this sweet, spicy and, yes...smoky whiskey, you’ll know how it got its name. We like to enjoy Campfire with s’mores…or good-looking strangers.

$56.99 for 750mL.

Rendezvous Rye: Rendezvous Rye is a blend of two exotic straight rye whiskies - one old, and one young. It marries the rich aromatic qualities of a 16-year-old rye with the bold spicy properties of 6-year-old rye to create a full flavored, very complex whiskey. The 6-year-old boasts an uncommonly high 95% rye mash bill. Almost every other straight rye whiskey you can buy today is barely legal, with 51-53% rye in the mash bill. Not Rendezvous Rye. It honors the way rye whiskey used to be made, with a high rye content and full, uncompromised flavor. With Rendezvous Rye, you get a taste of authentic rye whiskey.

Ryes have been skyrocketing in poularity this year, and this one is up there with some of the best we've tried! $57.99 for 750mL.

 

Silver Collection OMG Pure Rye: High West is proud to help bring back a true American product - Rye Whiskey. OMG Pure Rye is an un-aged whiskey made in the style of the rye whiskey from 1800’s Western Pennsylvania. With a traditional 80% rye and 20% malted rye mash bill, OMG Pure Rye is distilled at a very low proof in a pot still. We think OMG Pure Rye tastes like Christmas fruitcake with deep plum, yeasty grain, Christmas spices and dried fruit. Warning: OMG is not for everyone. We designed OMG Pure Rye to be put in a barrel or consumed neat. You can’t just mix this like you do vodka! But if you like big complex chewy libations, it’s for you.

$38.99 for 750mL.

Silver Collection Western Oat: An un-aged oat whiskey (akin to a blanco tequila) with a mash bill containing 85% oats and 15% barley malt. A very unique and incredibly smooth whiskey. Tequila and rum both have their blanco and anejo, why can't whiskey? All spirits are born clear and turn brown after aging in a barrel. High West SILVER spent all of 5 minutes in a barrel to minimize the barrel's influence on the taste of the native spirit. They call it SILVER because they distill it in old town Park City, one of the west's richest silver mining towns. High West SILVER is a lot smoother and more elegant than other "white" whiskeys...often called moonshine, because they use the best ingredients and exact science to distill the elegance from the grain and separate those sometimes murky flavors found in some white whiskies.

$38.99 for 750mL.

 

Wednesday
Mar062013

Michter's Rye

Renowned for rye, America’s first whiskey, since their founding in 1753, Michter's takes production of every barrel of Michter’s Rye very seriously. This US*1 Rye is made from select American rye grain that is sheared to enable the saturation of more flavor during fermentation. It is then aged in a heated warehouse. This premium rye has hints of light spice, black pepper, marmalade and plum, spicy grain and light caramel.

Ryes have been amazingly popular lately, so we can't promise this will stay in stock for long! $39.99 for a 750 mL bottle, so get yours soon. Visit the Michter's website for some great history, recipes, and cocktails from this American staple!

Saturday
Feb232013

Prichard's Selections Now Available!

Benjamin Prichard's Single Malt Whiskey, 40% alcohol by volume, is barreled, aged, and hand bottled exclusively by Prichard's Distillery, Inc. in Kelso, Tennessee. Phil Prichard makes his Single Malt Whiskey in the Irish Whiskey style, uses more barley than rye to make the malt, and uses water from Teahollow Springs, a pristine water supply that also supplies the drinking water to the local area. Phil ages the whiskey in new oak barrels using a 3-millimeter alligator char, which is an aggressive char, and ages the whiskey until he feels that it is right.Tasting Notes: Benjamin Prichard's Single Malt Whiskey awakens the senses, first attracting the eye with its rich coppery color, followed by its aromatic sweet nose eliciting notes of honey, caramel, with soft toffee and butterscotch notes. A drop of water to release its potential, and the bouquets unfolds with spice notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice on the nose and palate, with honeyed sweetness, rounded toffee, vanilla, and a long, lingering finish.

 

Special select American Rye is used for this whiskey. This product is then distilled in copper pot stills and aged in small American oak barrels for the perfect balance of smoothness and flavors so desired. It has been bottled at 86 proof to achieve just the perfect taste in a Rye Whiskey. Straight out of the bottle, a pleasant aroma of field apples and light cinnamon spice approaches the nose without overpowering it.  The flavors of rich rye grains and an apple character reminiscent of calvados emerge initially, but the long finish develops into a sustained oaky vanilla experience.

 

This amazing Single Malt is $49.99, while the Rye is $47.99. Both are highly recommended!