Following 3 years in a new charred oak barrel, this Rye has been additionally matured in an Applejack barrel. It benefits from time in the glass to develop the aromas. Notes of spiced apple chutney, calvados and overripe fruits give way to cherries, berries, cloves and cinnamon. A hot, fruity and dry explosion of taste suggests old-fashioned apple pie, cloves and vanilla pods with a hint of fresh herbs. Adding water brings out more herbal and fresh aromas. There's lemon, mint, a hint of aniseed, cola and woody spices. It's spicy, sweet and smooth to taste with herbs, hints of charred wood, menthol and cloudy cider. The drying finish is a decent length with gentle tannin. The mashbill is 72% rye, 16% corn and 12% malted barley.
Cask: Refill Applejack barrel Age: 4 years Date distilled: March 2015 Alcohol: 56.4% USA allocation: 132 bottles