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Fort Hamilton Single Barrel Rye Whiskey
This product is available in: NY Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.Size750mL Proof90 (45% ABV)
This product is available in: NY Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.
About Fort Hamilton Single Barrel Rye WhiskeyFort Hamilton Rye is a tribute to Alexander Hamilton’s Hearts of Oak militia’s raid on lower Manhattan in August 1775. Under fire from HMS Asia, they decided to repurpose the battery of British cannons, subsequently forming America’s first artillery company.
A traditional North-Eastern American style rye (which has no corn in the mash), Fort Hamilton rye is distilled purely from rye, malted barley, yeast and water to achieve a rich, full and robust flavor. Barreled at a low proof for a smooth profile that lends itself to the grain rather than the barrel. The warehouse is heated in the winter season to create a more dynamic aging process. Bottled as a single barrel, the rye is non-chill filtered & aged in heavily charred new American white oak barrels overlooking the Brooklyn waterfront, for eighteen months.
As the first release from Alex Clark Spirits in Brooklyn, this bona fide, self-assured rye is one that doesn’t live in bourbon’s shadow but shines brightly on its own. It’s unique on the nose with pronounced aromas of grain and ample spice, wood notes, mint, and eucalyptus. The palate echoes the nose with soothing, smooth flavors, cedar, and black pepper, followed by a bold, smooth finish.
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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.