Straight Rye has experienced a strong resurgence in the American whiskey landscape, and yet E.H. Taylor, Jr. was making this same style a century ago. This small batch, Bottled-in-Bond 100 proof (50% ABV) straight rye whiskey pays tribute to the former distillery owner and is reminiscent of an age-long past. An altogether different recipe and profile than the famous Sazerac Rye, this recipe contains just rye and malted barley, no corn.
An altogether different recipe and profile than Sazerac Rye, this recipe contains just rye and malted barley, no corn. The result is an aroma full of dried fruit, black pepper, and touch of fresh dill. A small sip brings an array of flavours both sweet and savoury with a terrific balance of dark spices and subtle caramel overtones. The finish is especially pleasing with an oaky dryness that lingers just long enough.
2015 Gold Medal, Best Rye Whiskey 93 points – International Whisky Competition
2015 Gold Medal, Best American Rye Whiskey No Age Statement – World Whiskies Awards