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Widow Jane Whiskey Distilled from a Rye Mash (American Oak Aged)

Widow Jane Rye is crafted using water from the same limestone quarries in Rosendale that were mined to create New York’s greatest architectural achievements.

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To build a great city, you start with the toughest foundation known. The greatest structures in New York City, from the gargantuan caissons of the Brooklyn Bridge to the 27,000-ton pedestal of the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building itself, are held fast and strong by natural cement made from limestone from quarries located in Rosendale, New York.

The last Rosendale limestone mine closed down in 1970 and its owner, A.J. Snyder — who was as tough as the limestone he quarried — passed away shortly thereafter. His widow, Jane, was beloved in the community for her kindness and pure spirit, and so when Snyder passed, the Rosendale Limestone Mine became known as the Widow Jane Mine.

To make a great whiskey, you start with the finest water available. Widow Jane Whiskey, distilled from a rye mash, uses water from the same limestone quarries in Rosendale that were mined to create New York’s greatest architectural achievements. The sweet water is imported to Brooklyn, where Daniel Prieto Preston — inventor, aerospace engineer and founder of Cacao Prieto (a chocolate maker and distillery!) — is distilling artisan spirits at his Red Hook neighborhood distillery.

When Widow Jane Rye comes off the still, it’s nature is sweet, grassy, and floral, as is characteristic of most rye whiskey until it interacts with the barrel. As it interacts with the oak, the whiskey is infused with a bold and spicy character. With this particular Widow Jane expression, the rye distillate was “lightly oaked" for 7 years in bourbon barrels “with added fresh oak and applewood staves.” This customized process yields a light, tropical “summer” rye perfect for cocktails. A match made in heaven for a good bitter, a splash of vermouth, or your favorite ginger beer.

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Notes of cardamom, rum raisin, tropical pineapple, orange peel, and sugar cane on the nose. Flavors of vanilla, clove, orange peel, maple and brown sugar initially infuse the palate, followed by smoked maple, almond, apricot. The finish is tannic but even, with notes of white pepper and basswood.

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