About Filibuster Dual Cask Straight Rye Whiskey
The filibuster is a powerful parliamentary procedure in the United States Senate that allows a Senator to speak indefinitely on any subject of his or her choosing in order to prevent a vote on legislation. Filibuster Distillery was founded in Washington D.C., near Capitol Hill and the name was chosen as a tribute to the freedom of expression that is a part of what makes America great.
They are extremely proud of their lineup, which is built on the purest limestone-filtered water ― according to some, Shenandoah limestone enriches the water with even more desirable minerals than can be found in much-lauded limestone-filtered Kentucky water. Only the finest quality grains are used in this bio-sustainable operation and are converted into poultry feed after use. What really sets them apart, is their proprietary Dual Cask finishing program, where the traditional charred, new American oak barrels are joined by different wine casks. "Filibuster Whiskey is so good," says Sid Dilawri, the brand's founder, "that you won't stop talking about it."
The rye offering in their lineup ― Filibuster Dual Cask Straight Rye Whiskey ― puts tradition on its head just as their other expressions do. Built on a mash bill of 90% rye and 10% malted barley, it's first aged in white American oak barrels, then finished in white-wine seasoned French oak casks. The result is an incredible balance of sweetness and spice. Cinnamon, oak, tropical fruit, caramel, and vanilla lead the charge on the nose and are followed by a soft as well as rich texture with more spice and sweet fruity, honey, and cotton candy notes. The finish is very long, warm, and full-bodied with plenty of both spice and sweetness carried over.
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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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