About Barrell Rye Batch 002 Cask Strength Rye Whiskey
"I started this company to share my passion for unique, high-quality spirits," says Joe Beatrice, the founder of Barrell Bourbon Co, whose self-proclaimed goal is to select and bottle the finest small-batch, craft-distilled bourbon. "At Barrell Bourbon, we support the time-honored traditions of distilling, a patient art designed to give you a better tasting bourbon. At every stage of bourbon making, subtle choices are made that impact the whiskey. Though all bourbons are made from the same basic ingredients, it's the choices the master distiller makes that shapes his creation.
Barrell Bourbon is made from a mash of 70% corn, 25% rye and 5% malted barley. After the grains are sourced, they are mashed and fermented before being distilled through a copper still. We selected barrels of a 100% malted rye distilled and matured in Poland for 5 years in new charred #3 oak barrels from World Cooperage. We then blended it with an Indiana high malted barley rye that was aged in Indiana and Kentucky for over 5 years. The Polish Rye is dry, with a rich nutty flavor, and pairs beautifully with the lush Indiana Rye, resulting in a sweet and savory balance of malted chocolate and roasted cashews. Rye Batch 002 is the second release from the Barrell line up, created to be an interpretation of a traditional rye whiskey, combining two very diverse ryes.
Rye Batch 002 is the second release and is an expansion the interpretation of a traditional rye whiskey, combining two very diverse ryes. For this release, two barrels were hand selected. One 100% malted rye distilled and aged in Poland for 5 years in new charred #3 oak barrels from World Cooperage, was blended with an Indiana high malted barley rye that aged in Indiana and Kentucky for over 5 years. This distinctive Polish Rye is dry, with rich nutty components, and complements beautifully with the lush Indiana Rye, yielding a sweet and savory balance of malted chocolate and roasted cashews.
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As American as the bald eagle, rye whiskey was first brewed in the American Northeast in the 1600s. Even George Washington distilled it after leaving the Oval Office, so there’s no way of denying its origin.
It’s distinguished from bourbon for its original and unique spicy notes.
By law, rye whiskey must be made from at least 51% rye grain, aged in new and charred oak barrels for at least two years, and bottled at no more than 62,5% ABV.
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